CMC Theatre gets in the Irish spirit |

CMC Theatre gets in the Irish spirit


Colorado Mountain College Theatre presents Irish playwright Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and May 4-6.Set in a small Irish village in the summer of 1936, the play tells the story of five sisters and the three men who drastically affect their lives. The elder brother of the sisters has returned, under dubious circumstances, after 25 years of missionary service to Africa.The youngest sister has a young son, born out of wedlock, and the father drops by to visit before going off to fight in the Spanish Civil War. The events – along with the changing economic landscape – cause irrevocable changes which each sister meets in her own way. But all the lives are woven together with love, humor and the music from a temperamental radio set.Actors Betsy Banks, Shelly Hemig, Julie Ann Wright, Melissa Malloy and Emily Cochran play the five sisters. Doug Sheffer, Charley Deford and Michael Banks play the men. Tom Cochran directs and designs the production, costumes are by Darcy Campbell, and Jennifer Springer is stage manager.Shows are in the New Space Theatre inside the Calaway Academic Building on the CMC Spring Valley Campus. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and are available online at, or can be reserved by calling 947-8252.

Who: Colorado Mountain College TheatreWhat: “Dancing at Lughnasa”When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and May 4-6Where: New Space Theatre, CMC Spring ValleyHow much: $12/adults and $10/students and seniors,, 947-8252

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