College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Special Preview of Tony Award Winning Irish Masterpiece + Reception with Guest Director from Bristol Old Vic (England), Cast & Crew

The College of Charleston School of the Arts has sparked an exciting connection with England’s historic Bristol Old Vic Theatre (known for its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the 2013 Spoleto Festival USA, and multiple Tony Award-winning production of War Horse). On February 19 you will see firsthand the early impact of this international partnership on the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance at a special preview of 1992 Tony Award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Directed by the Old Vic’s own Miranda Cromwell, a rising star on the British theatre scene, the production is steeped in Irish culture and is regarded as the playwright’s masterpiece.

Set in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1936, this darkly humorous and passionate play – a semi-autobiographical story of the playwright’s childhood – is the story of the five Mundy sisters and is told through the memories of Michael, the love child of one of the sisters.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:45 p.m. – Reception and performance, followed by a dessert reception with the director, cast and crew
Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St.


The School of the Arts thanks the event’s host committee for its generous support:

Eve and Norman Berlinsky
Stewart Carter
Nancy and Billy Cave
Leilani DeMuth
Yvonne Evans
Esther Ferguson
Jean and Tap Johnson
Polly and George Kosko
Elizabeth Lewine
Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Raymond James
Michael and Susan Master
Marshall Simon
Nancy and Sam Stafford