Charlotte Moore, Irish Repertory Theatre's artistic director, will direct the New York premiere of Brian Friel's The Home Place this fall.
Charlotte Moore, Irish Repertory Theatre's artistic director, will direct the New York premiere of Brian Friel's The Home Place.
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Irish Repertory Theatre announced its fall 2017 mainstage production: Brian Friel's The Home Place, making its New York premiere.

The play is described as follows: "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, Brian Friel's The Home Place depicts the aftermath of Dr. Gore's 'experiment' as deep animosity is ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg."

Charlotte Moore, Irish Repertory Theatre's artistic director, will direct this production. The full cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.