Island Theatre at Your House ("YoHo")


Approximately every other month, theatre lovers come together in a private home to share a potluck meal and read a play out loud. We convene at 6:00 pm to dine and talk, then start the play reading at 7:00.

These informal gatherings give everyone a chance to take part in the acting or simply to listen.

Interested in hosting a YoHo play reading at your house? Contact Tracy Dickerson at:

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Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel

Saturday, January 27, 6:00 pm


Island Theatre at Your House is a chance for theatre fans to get together and read a play out loud.

On Saturday, January 27th we’ll be reading Dancing at Lughnasa by Irish playwright Brian Friel.

Bring finger foods (sweet or savory) and a drink to share. We gather at 6:00. Spaces are limited. To reserve a spot, RSVP to host Robin Simons at

We hope all attendees will be vaccinated and boosted. Please stay home if you have been exposed to illness or are experiencing any symptoms.

Donations to Island Theatre at the event are much appreciated to help us cover the costs of scripts. Thank you!

About the play. . . Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, Dancing at Lughnasa is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out a living in a small Irish village in 1936. Events are recounted as memories by the son of one of the sisters who was seven that summer, when a series of events conspired to change their lives forever. Widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel's tribute to his own family and to the spirit and valor of the past.

Dancing at Lughnasa won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play, and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten best plays of 1991.

“Simply a wondrous experience.” —New York Post.

Would you like to host a potluck play reading (YoHo) at your house? If so, please contact our Island Theatre YoHo coordinator for more information:

Past YoHo plays have run the gamut from “classic” classics (like Ibsen’s A Doll’s House) to contemporary classics (like Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Wendy Wasserstein’s Sisters Rosenzweig) to less well known, often quirky plays (like Indian Arm by Canadian playwright Hiro Kanagawa).

The food and drink are ample. The company’s fun. And the plays are moving, funny, thought provoking – everything you expect from theatre. Come join us!