St. John Greer Ervine
The kitchen and living-room of William
Cather's cottage in the Northern Irish village of Donaghreagh.
The play starts with the return to the village of Henry Hynde, ten years after having walked out on his pregnant girlfriend, Maggie Cather. He has decided to return to 'save her' from a life of sin, and to make a 'respectable' woman of her once more. When he proposes,however,Maggie him on the grounds that he would never see her as his equal.
17 October 1912
Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Four Irish Plays; by St. John G. Ervine
Macmillan and Co.
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.
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