“Dancing At Lughnasa” by Brian Friel
A Tony Award winning play by Ireland’s most celebrated playwright and man of letters of the Twentieth Century, “Lughnasa” recounts the struggles of the Mundy sisters, living in rural Ireland during the mid 1930s just before the break of the Second World War.
Told as a memory play by the only surviving member of the family, Michael Mundy, it is laced with much humor and a lot of heart.
” La Lughnasa”, as it is called, is an annual festival in rural Northern Ireland, Donegal County, a Pagan celebration of the God Lugh and a hold over from the old Ireland before the introduction of Christianity. The celebration involves large bonfires around which people dance, sing, and perform physical feats and jumping over the fire while under the influence.
This production at Curtain Call Theatre has transformed the stage into the rural cottage and front yard of the Mundy sisters where the action of the play takes place. The sets by new comer Dax Berg, with the assistance of chief designer Jake Hamlin and Director Michael Tabib, is a warm environment for the eight actors to recreate the tale of the Mundy family.
The cast includes some regulars, Bill Young, Joseph Potter, Michelle Randall, Wanda Wiemar, and Chris Reid; and new actors like Avi Lind, Pamela Henderson (doubling as Stage Manager), and Petra Sperling-Nordqvist. All actors have brought some special qualities to their roles, adding to the credibility of the production.
We invite you to join us for an amazingly special presentation of this lyrical play. You will find it most stimulating and entertaining at the same time.
We look forward to your continued patronage.
Michael Tabib, Artistic Director
Performance Dates and Times:
Fridays: July 8*, 15*, 22, 29………………………………8PM
Saturdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30***…………………………8PM
Sunday matinees: July 10, 17, 24……………………..3PM
Call 707-524-8739 for details.
*Pay What You Can Fridays
*** Gala Buffet Fundraiser Closing Night: Minimum $40 Donation
( Curtain Call Theatre at the Russian River is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Any donation amounts higher than $20 are Tax-Deductible).
All performances EXCEPT the GALA:
$20 General; $15 Seniors over 60 and Students with ID
Beginning Acting for Adult Classes
Thinking about learning to act?
Check out Russian River Hall acting class this summer.
Want to Master auditioning and keep up your acting skills?
Ongoing weekly adult scene study workshop
Call 707-867-6866 for information and registration
What about the kids?
Children’s summer theatre for ages 8 to 12
June 6 – July 31 Mon – Wed – Fri 9AM to Noon
$300 per child. $500 for 2 siblings
Ongoing Workshop for teens 13-17 years old
Saturdays 9AM to Noon Starting June 4
P.S. Your Cat is Dead!
“P.S. Your Cat is Dead“ has been having enthusiastic audiences and our Gala last Saturday was sold out, so the inevitable has been decided: We will extend the run of the play one more weekend for two performances Friday and Saturday April 29 & 30 at 8PM.
Tell all your friends. And if you haven’t seen it yet, make your reservations now; or e-mail them the attached post card.
See you at the cozy Russian River Hall home of Curtain Call Theatre, 707-524-8739.
Russian River Hall
20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, CA, 95462