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NY premiere of Brian Friel's The Home Place at Irish Rep


The Home Place
The Home Place

Irish Repertory Theatre presents the New York premiere of Brian Friel's The Home Place, directed by Charlotte Moore, which will play a limited engagement on the theatre's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage from late September through to early November 2017.

Ms. Moore released the following statement:

The Home Place belongs at Irish Repertory Theatre. We have a long and loving history with Mr. Friel, and we are very proud to add this evocative, timely play to our repertoire.”
Synopsis: "In the long, hot August of 1878, the widowed Christopher Gore, his son David, and their housekeeper Margaret, with whom they are both in love, reside at The Lodge, the Gore family home in Donegal. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory. By measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes, demonstrating their (inferior) place in the natural order. Set in the era of uncertainty at the dawn of The Home Rule movement which would begin to restore self-government to the Irish, The Home Place depicts the aftermath of Dr. Gore's 'experiment' as deep animosity is ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg."

Exact dates, along with casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

- by Tom Millward

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