Set in Dublin in the 1850s, the play tells the story of a wealthy Irish Quaker woman who is conflicted between her work with the poor and her duty to her ambitious husband. Her idealistic views are challenged when she befriends a freed American slave, Sarah, and a charismatic and passionate Englishman named Alfred. The play was a co-winner of the 2005-2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Bareikis was seen Off-Broadway in Orange Flower Water and Intimate Apparel. Cassidy is currently starring Off-Broadway in The Field. Portia appeared Off-Broadway in McReele and Our Lady of 121st Street, and recently completed a run in the Hartford Stage production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Rauch is currently starring Off-Broadway in the Keen Company production of In The Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Sparks is a three-time Drama Desk Award nominee and was most recently seen Off-Broadway in the Signature Theatre production of Landscape of the Body.
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