The Drama Group Presents Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa, Deb Brunette
The Drama Group presents Dancing at Lughnasa featuring Deb Brunette of Park Forest. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Deb Brunette of Park Forest will play the lead role of Kate Mundy as the Drama Group continues its 88th season with Brian Friel’s powerful drama, Dancing at Lughnasa. Directed by Michael J Renzi, performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Studio Theatre on December 7, 8, 13,14 & 15 at 7:30 pm and matinees on December 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $17 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available. Some of the performances are already sold out, but good seats are still available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or ordered online here.

The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit


Loosely based on the lives of Friel’s mother and aunts who lived in Glenties, on the west coast of Donegal Ireland, Dancing at Lughnasa, is narrated by the young brother and set in the summer of 1936. It depicts the late summer days when love briefly seems possible for five of the Mundy sisters (Maggie, Chris, Agnes, Rose, and Kate) and the family welcomes home the frail elder brother, Jack, who has returned from a life as a missionary in Africa. However, as the summer ends, the family foresees the sadness and economic privations under which they will suffer as all hopes fade.

Get your tickets now for this emotion-packed production. A hint of Ireland may grace the stage pre-show with a wee bit o’ Irish Cloggers or some fiddling, come and see for yourself.

The Drama Group is pleased to be a member of S.A.M.B.A. [Southland Arts Municipalities Business Alliance] with 21 local arts organization.


Deb BrunetteKatePark Forest, IL
Ron Edwards Father JackChicago Heights, IL
Regina GadottiMaggieChicago Heights, IL
Meghan Hoyt Agnes St John, IN
Jeff Peterson Michael / Narrator Chicago Heights, IL
Geoffrey Purvis Gerry Homewood, IL
Debbie Roberts RoseLockport, IL
Liz YerkovichChrisNew Lenox, IL

Production Team

Michael J RenziDirectorNew Lenox, IL
Barbara WhitneyAssistant DirectorRichton Park, IL
Russ HogansonSet DesignHomewood, IL
Jennifer LarkinLight Design New Lenox, IL
Mary Ellen FawkCostumesChicago Heights, IL
Wayne “Skipp” PoultonProps / DécorChicago Heights, IL
Regina GadottiMake up & Hair Design Chicago Heights, IL
Chuck KaffkaSoundTinley Park, IL
Bob SullivanSet constructionHomewood, IL
Eric WaltonStage Manager New Lenox, IL
Joe HoytDialect CoachSt John, IN
Liz YerkovichDance ConsultantNew Lenox, IL
Tina ZagoneMarketing / PublicityOlympia Fields, IL
Diane KaffkaPublicity & GraphicsTinley Park, IL
Dancing at Lughnasa, ticket information
Ticket information for Dancing at Lughnasa.