Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents

Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel

Directed by: Kathy Paladino

Stage Manager: Sydnee Forsythe

Choreographer: Jackie Melbon



Kendall Sinclair


Jennifer Walquist


Brooke Lewis


Ashley Montgomery


Mabel Schreffler


Jason Cook


Taylor Goss


Mike Brown

The Play

Dancing at Lughnasa is a powerful memory play set in the summer of 1936, the last time the five Irish Mundy sisters were together. It is a summer of changes: Uncle Jack returns from a long mission in Uganda, their first radio brings music into the home, and a young man with a lust for adventure returns for a visit. Dancing at Lughnasa is a story told by the youngest sister's son, whose memories of this fateful summer transports the audience back in time to meet these strong women and their family. He says at the end, "What fascinates me about that memory is that it owes nothing to fact. In that memory, atmosphere is more real than incident and everything is simultaneously actual and illusory…Dancing as if language no longer exists because words were no longer necessary."


October 28th - November 20th, 2022
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.
Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.
Thursday November 10th at 8:00 pm.
October 28th and November 10th are
Pay What You Will


The Costa Mesa Playhouse
661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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