Friel’s bawdy, vital and compassionate play deals with Cass McGuire, an Irish-American exile returning to Ireland after fifty years. It is her dream to rekindle some of the memories of her homeland she left behind. Her genteel family does not have the same enthusiasm for her return. This intriguing play has been described as a “gentle romantic comedy” filled with colourful characters. It is a play of sentiment and wit, which according to the New York Post exhibits “the rueful imagination of the true Irish poet”.