Millersville University Closed 3/21

Due to Winter Storm Toby and severe driving conditions, Millersville University will be closed today, 3/21/18.  Stay safe!

Dining Operation hours today. 
Upper Deck – Open 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dinner 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Anchor – Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Cove – Open 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Policy on Snow Delays/Cancellations

Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa

The Story

Dancing at Lughnasa

By Brian Friel


Guest Directed by Kevin Ditzler

April 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 @ 8 p.m.

April 23 & 30 @ 2 p.m.

Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall

This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him: his mother and four maiden aunts. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And he meets his father for the first time.

Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

"This is no way a play to be missed—simply a wondrous experience. Experience it." —NY Post

DANCING AT LUGHNASA is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

General Admission/Ticket Prices:

$10 Adult • $7 MU-ID, Student, & Senior Citizen (60+)

$5 MU-ID Super Saver (Advance Sales Only)

Tickets may be purchased online at, at the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville), by calling the ticket office at 717-871-7600 or at the Ware Center Box Office (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster). The Student Memorial Center ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Ware Center box office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m