Actor and director Michael Toner will lead a discussion of Brien Friel’s award-winning play “Dancing at Lughnasa” Monday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Toner, who directed this play for the Belfast Maskers back in 1994, currently lives in Pennsylvania and returns to Maine every summer.

“Dancing at Lughnasa” opened on Broadway in October 1991 and won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Widely regarded as Friel’s masterpiece, it is the study of five unmarried sisters who live in a modest cottage in Donegal. On the threshold of the autumn of 1936, the household revolves around the 8-year-old love-child Michael; and the Mundy brother priest, Uncle Jack, recently returned from 25 years in a leper colony in Uganda. Ancient tribal customs and Christian beliefs clash as the autumnal fires celebrating the Harvest God, Lugh.

Copies of the play are available to pick up at the main circulation desk, and all are invited to come join the conversation. For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 10.

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