When the couple encounters a white woman fighting for the suffrage movement, they become entwined in the social upheaval that epitomizes post Civil War America.
Florence Gibson MacDonald has written extensively for the stage and for radio. Born in Montreal and raised in Cobourg, her M.D. in genetics and biochemistry took her to the Northwest Territories, Hong Kong, and East Africa before returning to Canada to practise and eventually write full-time. Gibson MacDonald's most notable work includes Belle (winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award), and Home is My Road, winner of the CAA Carol Bolt Award in 2004.
"...[a] dazzlingly written new play [with] prose of a richness to which we are hardly accustomed. Aglow with metaphor, tense with conflict, devastatingly funny, brilliantly and paradoxically compact. Here it is at last: a play that sings."