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.
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