Overview


Synopsis

Beyond the Horizon tells the story of brothers Andrew (a farmer) and Robert (a poet). While Andrew plans to inherit the family farm and stay on the land, Robert - now recovered from a lengthy illness - will set sail with his uncle, and venture throughout the world. But before he leaves, Robert discovers his love for the girl-next-door, Ruth Atkins, the woman the families thought would marry Andrew. In newfound romance, Robert stays to farm, while Andrew leaves to the sea. Three years later, Andrew returns to a farm in ruins, his father dead, and Ruth bitter. While fully intending to fix his family, Andrew is called away and returns five years later to a farm even more desolate and in despair. Written in classic Eugene O’Neill style, Beyond the Horizon explores the bonds of brotherhood in the face of all adversity - even until the very end.


Characters

Male

Lead

Female

Lead

Male

Supporting



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1920
Genres
Settings
Period, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
mayo farm, spring, summer three years later, fall five years later
Cast Size
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Ideal For
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, child characters

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