181 White St, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8486..
Evening performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30. All performances will be in the MainStage Theatre at the VPAC on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Reservations at a general admission fee of $20 may be made online. "Dancing at Lughnasa" captures a fondly remembered but fleeting summer in western Ireland where the five Mundy sisters share a rural village home, confronting the challenges of poverty, isolation and unfulfilled dreams with hopeful perseverance and an unquenchable passion for life. Connected tenuously to the world beyond their village by an unreliable radio broadcasting 1930s popular tunes and traditional Irish folk music, the sisters yearn to dance at the mid-summer Lughnasa festival rooted in pagan Celtic customs. Yet their story, told in reminiscence as an adult by the son of one of the sisters, provides the prelude to a future of financial insecurity and personal struggle that mirrored the economic hardships and social dislocation experienced widely in Ireland during the middle of the 20th century.