The Home Place

The Home Place

Plot Summary

The Home Place probes the dilemma of a benevolent landlowner as social and political forces close in around him. The assassination of a neighbouring landlord sends tremors of unease through the ranks of the gentry and it is perhaps no coincidence that the author sets his play in 1878, the year of the murder in Donegal of the notorious Lord Leitrim, an event which marked the beginning of the end of the unjust land system. Central to the plot is a beautiful love-story which rivals that in Friel’s other masterpiece: Translations. The Home Place is directed by Prin Duignan and opens in the Glens Centre on 18 March, later touring to the Factory (Sligo), the Dock (Carrick), the Abbey Centre, (Ballyshannon) and the Linen Hall, (Castlebar).

Brian Friel

The Home Place ranks as one of Brian Friel’s most significant achievements. Now patrons have an opportunity to experience this award-winning drama when Splódar the Glens Centre’s resident company goes on tour shortly to venues in the North-West. Splódar is one of only two companies in Ireland to secure the performance rights for this play and the Manorhamilton-based group acknowledge Brian Friel’s personal intervention on their behalf. This play is in English only.

Cast

Christopher Gore……………….Roddy Quinn
Margaret O’Donnell……………..Mary Morris
Dr. Richard Gore………………..Michael Roper
David Gore……………………….Bernard McCartin
Con Doherty……………………..Daragh Heraghty
John MacLoone………………….Hubert McMorrow
Perkins…………………………..Peter Davey
Mary Sweeney…………………..Deirdre O’Meara
Sally Cavanagh…………………..Donna McDermott
Clement O’Donnell……………..Tom Walshe
Tommy Boyle…………………...Feargal Ryan
Maisie McLaughlin……………….Nuala Parkinson / Bebhinn Flynn / Aoife Bonnichon
   
Director………………………….Prin Duignan
Set Design………………………..Eugene Finnegan
Costume Design………………….Pam Ferguson
Lighting…………………………..Philip McIntyre
Sound…………………………….Luke McGinley
Stage Management………………Irene Ryan & Frank McGinley
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