- The Gift [McDonnell]
Friendship that is implicit knows no sacrifice too great
"The Gift is a hauntingly lyrical one-act drama written by Eamon McDonnell, set around the Irish borderlands, where lonely, widowed farmer Ned works his land, not so much for wealth as to wash away the days.
When Belfast stranger Callum inherits a nearby farm, Ned looks forward to making friends with his new neighbour, only to find the other man is a reticent loner. Recently out of prison, Callum carries a burden of guilt: the terrorist act he committed for a cause in which he no longer believes. But as the drama unfolds, we discover he is not alone in harbouring a dark secret, for Ned has one of his own..."