- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wellesley Summer Theatre presents Dancing at Lughnasa in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, located in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College, with final performances given Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23. The acclaimed play by Brian Friel won three Tony awards in 1992, including for best play, as well as many other honors; it was made into a film starting Meryl Streep in 1998.
Wellesley's current production was hailed by the Boston Globe, which wrote:
Memory plays require a dreamy atmosphere delicately blended with a few sharply defined details. This lovely production reaches that threshold and surpasses it, with an ensemble that embodies all of playwright Brian Friel’s tenderness for his fragile characters, living in an imaginary Irish village in the summer of 1936.
In the golden late summer of County Donegal, anything seems possible for the five Mundy sisters, even love. But is the world they know about to change forever? The return of their elder brother to the family home in Ireland after missionary work in Africa heralds the end of their golden season, and as the summer draws to a close the Mundy sisters must face their own bitter harvest.
- Thursdays at 7 p.m.
- Fridays at 8 p.m.
- Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sundays at 3 p.m.
$20 general admission ~ $10 seniors/students, payable by cash or check at the box office.
Box Office ~ Call 781.283.2000 to make a reservation.
Wellesley in the News
In 2009, research by Professor Susan Reverby uncovered thousands of Guatemalans who were intentionally infected with STDs in the 1940s by US public health researchers. An appeal on their case against the US government was dismissed this week.June 17, 2013
Responding to the New York Times editorial on the summit meeting between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China, President Bottomly asserted that relationship-building must happen on the ground too, not just in diplomatic conference rooms.June 13, 2013
Katherine Haines Freeman '84 has received one of the highest honors awarded to American scientists. The Penn State geosciences professor's specialty—fossil molecules, or biomarkers, from ancient flora—shows roots in her geology-classical civilization double major at Wellesley.June 12, 2013
As the academic year came to an end, Wellesley's Office of Sustainability repeated its popular Sustainable Move-Out, made individual recycling easier on campus, and installed two electric car charging stations in the Davis parking structure.June 18, 2013
Betsey Stevenson '93 was appointed last week by President Obama to his Council of Economic Advisers. The Council is responsible for advising the president on issues related to economic policy and for proposing potential solutions.June 17, 2013
Wellesley's innovative partnership with Peking University presents a first-of-its-kind conference in Beijing, Women's Leadership: Making a Difference in the World, on June 15, 2013.June 14, 2013