Beautiful and blessed with a wealthy, adoring husband and three young sons, Portia Coughlan would seem to have it all, but grief over the drowning of her twin brother, Gabriel, fifteen years ago in the Belmont River continues to torment her and prevents her from being the mother and wife she wishes she could be. Meanwhile, the confining village of Belmont that Portia calls home is populated by hilarious, brazen and cantankerous characters. From Portia to her husband, Raphael, to her vicious-tongued octogenarian granny, Blaize, to her loving aunt, the ex-prostitute Maggie-May, Marina Carr's characters are exquisitely drawn and profoundly human.
"A play of precocious maturity and accomplishment." —Irish Times. "PORTIA COUGHLAN packs a hell of a punch. It hurts to look at it. But it has to be seen." —Irish Independent.