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 www.dramagroup.org.
SYNOPSIS – DANCING AT LUGHNASA
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 Brunette||Kate||Park Forest, IL|
|Ron Edwards||Father Jack||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Regina Gadotti||Maggie||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Meghan Hoyt||Agnes||St John, IN|
|Jeff Peterson||Michael / Narrator||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Geoffrey Purvis||Gerry||Homewood, IL|
|Debbie Roberts||Rose||Lockport, IL|
|Liz Yerkovich||Chris||New Lenox, IL|
|Michael J Renzi||Director||New Lenox, IL|
|Barbara Whitney||Assistant Director||Richton Park, IL|
|Russ Hoganson||Set Design||Homewood, IL|
|Jennifer Larkin||Light Design||New Lenox, IL|
|Mary Ellen Fawk||Costumes||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Wayne “Skipp” Poulton||Props / Décor||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Regina Gadotti||Make up & Hair Design||Chicago Heights, IL|
|Chuck Kaffka||Sound||Tinley Park, IL|
|Bob Sullivan||Set construction||Homewood, IL|
|Eric Walton||Stage Manager||New Lenox, IL|
|Joe Hoyt||Dialect Coach||St John, IN|
|Liz Yerkovich||Dance Consultant||New Lenox, IL|
|Tina Zagone||Marketing / Publicity||Olympia Fields, IL|
|Diane Kaffka||Publicity & Graphics||Tinley Park, IL|