Dancing at Lughnasa | Oak Park Festival Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 23 2008
Phone: 708-445-4440
Price: $17-$27
Set in rural Ireland in 1936, Brian Friel’s 1990 drama concerns five unmarried sisters penned in by Irish tradition and Catholic sexual mores. Friel’s skill lies in dramatizing the sisters’ paralyzed lives. Director Belinda Bremner wisely focuses on the intricate interplay between the sisters, which her adept cast handle convincingly. But under a summer evening sky, with airplanes and a sweaty crowd offering distractions every few seconds, Friel’s finely orchestrated subtleties can’t compete. If someone could quick build a theater around this smart, accomplished production, we might be able to see it. (JHa)

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