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'Dancing at Lughnasa' completes Stetson's 107th theatre season
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Posted: 2013 Apr 12 - 06:16

Stetson University finishes up its 107th season with Brian Friel's Tony Award winning play, "Dancing at Lughnasa," directed by Dr. Ken McCoy, professor of theatre arts.

The play will run from Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, April 21, at Second Stage Theatre in the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand.

"Dancing at Lughnasa" focuses on five unmarried sisters living together in the Irish countryside in August 1936. The play is told from the point of view of Michael Evans as he recounts the summer in his aunts' cottage when he was seven years old. The household is made up of the imperious teacher Kate, the irreverent Maggie, the serene and steady Agnes, the sweetly eccentric Rose, and finally, the romantic Chris and her seven-year-old son Michael, born to her out of wedlock. Their usual routines are disrupted first when Michael's Uncle Jack returns from 25 years of missionary work as a Catholic priest in Africa, and further when Michael's father Gerry arrives for a visit.

The August harvest festival, known as Lughnasa, provides the play's backdrop and stirs up the conflict of pagan and Christian cultures.

The ensemble cast of Dancing at Lughnasa includes Cassie Kris, Allison Cooper, Jacob Manos, Kristina Ramos, Alex Schelb, Robert Spellman, Amie Vaughan, Austin Scott and Ashley Johnson.

Showtimes are 8 p.m., Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

Admission for each performance is $12 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and non-Stetson students. Stetson students, faculty, and staff presenting valid I.D. will be admitted free of charge. Parking is free.

For ticket information, call (386) 822-8700.

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