Dancing at Lughnasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another lovely experience at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Brian Friel’s magical play “Dancing at Lughnasa”, exquisitely directed by Charlotte Moore. Anje Letterman designed an evocative set, while Michael Gottlieb and I designed the lighting. A wonderful cast created a truly haunting evening of theatre.

Joe Dziemianowicz, in his New York Daily News review,

proclaimed, "This wonderful production of this beautiful play flies high." In his New York Magazine review, Scott Brown called it "a small jewel of a revival... a fine ensemble in a fine play." Jennifer Farrar, in Associated Press, wrote that DANCING AT LUGHNASA is "...not to be missed!" And Joseph Hurley, in his Irish Echo review, proclaims that the revival is "beyond a doubt, one of the Irish Repertory Theatre''s best recent productions."

“Set designer Antje Ellerman''s detailed, humble cottage kitchen is surrounded by mere hints of a yard, yet warm lighting by Richard Pilbrow and Michael Gottlieb helps create the impression of a rural garden at different times of day.”JENNIFER FARRAR, Associated Press. “The lighting, by Richard Pilbrow and Michael Gottlieb, making surprisingly effective use of LED units in many cases, smoothly shifts from time-of-day looks to more richly colored washes suggestive of the characters'' interior lives.” David Barbour LS&A.

PS. Lighting—as usual—greatly assisted by VMS (top right)