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Local Happenings

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

BVU production 'Dancing at Lughnasa' slated April 30-May 3

The Buena Vista University theater department will present "Dancing at Lughnasa" April 30, through May 3, at 8 p.m. nightly in Anderson Auditorium in the BVU Forum.

Written by Brian Friel, "Dancing at Lughnasa" is set in 1936 in a small Ireland village and tells the story of five unmarried sisters from the perspective of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters. The meager lives of the sisters are interrupted by their community's Lughnasa festival - the celebration of the pagen god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing.

Dr. Michael Whitlatch, professor of speech and drama at BVU, directs the performance, and David Grant Walker, assistant professor of communication and performance art at BVU, is technical director.

Tickets may be purchased at the door at $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and students.

Local author at book-signing

Anderson's Books and More will host local author Barbara Ann Derksen for a book signing on Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the downtown Storm Lake bookstore.

Derksen's first book, "Mind Trap," has just been published. The book is a murder mystery that tells the story of a perfectly normal stay-at-home mom pushed to the edge. For more information, call 200-9255.