Clara, an aging spinster, lives alone in a remote farmhouse, the last surviving member of one of the area's most prominent families. It is summer, 1915. Enter an immigrant, feisty soul named Sverre looking for a few days' work before moving on. But Clara's farm needs more than just a few days' work, and Sverre stays on to help Clara fix up and run the farm. It soon becomes clear unscrupulous local businessmen are bilking Clara out of money and hope to gain control of her property. Sverre agrees to stay on to help Clara keep her family's property.
Produced at Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theatre and at the Great American Play Festival of the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
"A story of determination, loyalty. It has more than a measure of love, of resignation, of humor and loyalty." - Chicago Sun Times.
"A playwright of unusual sensitivity in delineating character and exploring human relationships." - Chicago Tribune.