Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
"...the women playing male roles are fully in command of them...Hurtful memories fester; the addictions of the characters are exposed; and their acute need for forgiveness overwhelms them.
We ache for this family."
The Seattle Times
Eugene O'Neill gave this play to his wife on their wedding anniversary saying, "Dearest: I give you the original script of this play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood. . . I mean it as a tribute to your love and tenderness." Long Day's Journey into Night is O'Neill's brooding, beautifully melancholy autobiographical journey of his youth.
The verbal poetry of this play, rich in the mellow tones of poetic dysfunction, is the story of a family on a journey into their own disillusionment fraught with the demons of addiction, isolation, and the absence of grace.
March 13 - 28, 2009
Fri & Sat: 8pm
Stone Soup Upstage Theatre
photo by H. Van Brost