In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of Colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love. Christopher Gore, the liberal minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at The Lodge with their "chatelaine" Margaret, with him they are both in love. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: by measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the generic code of the indigenes . . . Brian Friel, the writer explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore's experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited amongst the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg. A New York Premier, Directed by Charlotte Moore.
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