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The Tantrum Theater poster for the 2016 season

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Bus trip to Tantrum Theater in Dublin is Aug. 6

Visit to the Dublin Irish Festival included


Ohio University is arranging a chartered bus trip on Saturday, Aug. 6 to its new Tantrum Theater show, "Dancing at Lughnasa." The bus will depart at 1 p.m. from Kantner Hall and return to Athens after the show.

The special field trip to the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ohio, also will allow the travelers to enjoy the Dublin Irish Festival before attending the two-hour play, which begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person and includes bus fare, Dublin Irish Festival admission and a ticket to "Dancing at Lughnasa," which runs July 26 through Aug. 13.

"We had a number of Athens-based faculty and staff ask for a bus trip up to Dublin to see the Tantrum shows, and we’re so excited to make it happen for "Dancing at Lughnasa," said Rachel Cornish, founding producing director of the Tantrum Theater and director of external relations in the College of Fine Arts. "It promises to be a really fun day, and you can leave the driving to someone else. I think the best part about this is that the trip is timed to coincide with the Dublin Irish Festival, which is second-largest Irish Festival in the country and there is a lot to see and do."

Ohio University Associate Lecturer and Irish scholar Heather Edwards, Ph.D., will give a free preshow talk about Irish theater from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Ohio University Dublin Den tent located at the Dublin Irish Festival.

To reserve a seat on the bus or for more information, email Ledger Free at free@ohio.edu. Availability is limited.