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The all-star cast of "The New Electric Ballroom" includes (from left) Triangle crowd favorites Katja Hill as Ada, Marcia Edmundson as Breda, and Derrick Ivey as Patsy (photo by Alan Dehmer)

Enda Walsh’s “The New Electric Ballroom” Turns the Lonely Lives of Three Sisters Into a Dark Comedy

Manbites Dog Theater’s all-star presentation of “The New Electric Ballroom,” a 2008 tragicomedy by Dublin-born Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh puts sad and fronwy face on the loneliness and sexual frustration of three middle-aged spinster sisters sharing a cramped cottage in a small rural fishing village on the Irish coast. By day, they toil — and gossip — at the local cannery; but by night …