Epic Arts Announces its Farewell Production

May 13, 2009

Charlotte, NC – Since 2003 Epic Arts has brought high-quality, unique and innovative productions to the Charlotte community.  Now we invite you to join us for one final extraordinary event.  Widely regarded at Brian Friel’s masterpiece and winner of the Evening Standard Award, Laurence Olivier Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Play, Dancing at Lughnasa is an experience not to be missed!

This poignant and beautiful play, set in the north of Ireland in 1936, celebrates the lives of five sisters eking out an existence in a world that’s changing beneath their feet.  Told through the memories of the boy they raised together in their small cottage, Friel’s lyrical story teaches us that even in hardship, it is the moments of joy and the people we love that we remember best and most.

The Epic Arts production of Dancing at Lughnasa will feature Ellerie Daube, Nathan Rouse, Sue Plassmann, Joe Rux, Annette Saunders, Julie Gawle and Laura Depta. Lon Bumgarner will direct.

The show will be presented at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square at 345 N. College Street in Charlotte. Shows run Thursdays through Sundays, May 28th – June 14th. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 ($15.00 for students and seniors).  Thursday June 4th is 2-for-1 night.

Tickets are available through the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center box office, located in Founder’s Hall at 130 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, or at 704-372-1000 or by logging on to