The Second Stage Theatre Series of Shenandoah Conservatory Performances opens with Brian Friel's Tony Award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa. Based loosely on the lives of Friel’s mother and aunts who lived in Ireland, the narrative unfolds in early August around the time of a Celtic festival celebrating the harvest of grain. At the Glaize Studio Theater on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. Performance dates are Friday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are 10. Call 540-665-4569 or visit ConservatoryPerforms.org.