Ennis Players bring the award-winning Brian Friel play Dancing at Lughnasa to the Glór stage on April 8.
The production, which is being held in conjunction with Enable Ireland, will be staged at 8pm under the direction of Allen Flynn and Jackie Scanlan.
Set in County Donegal in August 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg, it is a play told from the point of view of Michael Evans, the narrator, who recounts the summer in his aunts’ cottage when he was seven-years-old.
Michael’s unmarried mother and his four spinster aunts provide emotional support to each other. However, this summer, their elderly brother, a priest, has “come home to die” after a lifetime in Africa and, at the same time, Michael’s father arrives, only to announce that he’s on his way to Spain to fight against Franco.
Life goes on for the five sisters and they continue to cope as a close-knit group, although affected by the presence of the two men, until something happens that disrupts the very fabric of that cohesiveness beyond repair.
The cast includes Rachel Culligan in the role of Kate Mundy, Emer O’Flaherty as Rose Mundy, Bríd Finnegan as Maggie Mundy, Saoirse Byrne as Agnes Mundy, Tara Manning as Chris Mundy, John Finn as Fr Jack, Joe Varden as Gerry and narrator Jim Manning.
Funds raised from the evening will be used to help support the services of Enable Ireland. This year, the organisation is fundraising to purchase a new minibus for its services in the county.
Further information and booking details are available from Enable Ireland, Clonroad Business Park at 065 6843047 or 086 8285688 or the Enable Ireland Shop on Parnell Street at 065 6823799.