Inspired by a medieval French farce, The Well of the Saints depicts a blind married couple who have their sight miraculously restored by a traveling saint, only to discover that their happiness was based on illusions. Their hope of falling back in love depends on losing their sight once again.
About the Author
John Millington Synge (1871–1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, and prose writer. As a young man, he set out to explore Germany, Italy, and France. W. B. Yeats discovered Synge in Paris and persuaded him to return to Ireland to write. He is the author of the plays Riders to the Sea and In the Shadow of the Glen, among many other works.