Friday, February 05, 2010

Dancing at Lughnasa performed by Bread and Circus Theatre Company

Bread & Circus Theatre’s Latest Production,
Dancing at Lughnasa,
 is All about Love, Family, and Memories

February 5, 2010 Hilliard, Ohio – Love and family, and the entanglements of the two, are the themes intertwined throughout the Bread and Circus Theatre Company (BCTCO) production of Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, which will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, February 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the Harmony Artistic Center, 3979 Parkway Lane, in Hilliard. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 614-470-4895, or visit

The Cast
Kate is played by BRITT KLINE, a veteran of numerous local productions, and recently seen on the BCTCO stage in last season’s The Chalk Garden. Playing Maggie is KATHY HYLAND, well known to Little Theatre Off Broadway audiences and artistic director of BCTCO’s Buckeye Youth Theatre. The roles of Agnes and Rose are being played by BCTCO newcomer CARLA CARPENTER and JESSICA JONES, last seen at BCTCO in The Chalk Garden. CATHY RINELLA, who last appeared with BCTCO in Little Women, plays Michael’s mother, Christina.

The men woven into the lives of the Mundy sisters are Father Jack, played by BCTCO veteran PETE SWINGLE, last seen in Major Barbara; Michael’s father, Gerry Evans, played by SAM BLYTHE; and, of course, ALLEN TALISIN, last seen at BCTCO in Little Women, who plays Michael himself, the young man whose memories bring this rich Irish tale to life.

Dancing at Lughnasa is directed by JASON SPEICHER, a BCTCO regular, who was last seen on stage in the season opener, Right Ho, Jeeves. Jason also directed BCTCO’s popular Alice in Wonderland and Little Women.

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