Dancing at Lughnasa, penned by the late Irish playwright Brian Friel, was eventually made into a movie starring Meryl Streep. The main narrator reflects back on his childhood in the 1930s in rural Ireland, in a house with his mother and four spinster aunts. When his absent father returns home — on a motorcycle no less — upheaval sets in, compounded by the return of his uncle, a priest who spent a lifetime in Africa. It was also the summer the family got a wireless set, bringing music and dancing into the household; they named it Lugh after the old pagan god of the harvest. Now Playhouse 1960 presents this poignant summertime memory play about love, poverty and the eventual loss of hope.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. April 7 through 22. 6814 Gant. For information, call 281-587-8243 or visit playhouse1960.com. $15 to $18.
The Tony Award-winning drama