Written by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Jeanie Hackett
Featuring Angela Goethals, Stephen Louis Grush, Jane Kaczmarek, Alfred Molina & Colin Woodell
“This Geffen revival reminds us why actors and audiences keep returning to O’Neill’s haunted house.”– Los Angeles Times “There is arguably no greater classic in American theater.”– Santa Barbara Independent “A superbly acted and designed revival under Jeanie Hackett’s inspired direction.”– StageSceneLA.com “Brilliant performances... Alfred Molina commands the stage!”– BroadwayWorld.com “Jane Kaczmarek is stunning as Mary Tyrone... Colin Woodell gives a star-making performance... Stephen Louis Grush is electrifying!”– StageSceneLA.com
Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical masterpiece pulls back the curtain on the Connecticut home of the Tyrone family, where deep-seated resentments and bourbon-fueled tirades cause a family to expose their darkest natures. O'Neill paints the powerful and heart-rending portrait of a single day that begins as any other, only to become a night from which they will never recover.
EUGENE O'NEILL (Playwright)
Eugene O’Neill remains the only American playwright to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1936). Born in New York City on October 16, 1888, he wrote some fifty plays. His first Broadway play, Beyond the Horizon (1920), won the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes, the last of which went posthumously to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which was written in 1940 but not published or produced until three years after his death on November 27, 1953. His plays include Anna Christie (1921), The Hairy Ape (1922), Desire Under the Elms (1924), Strange Interlude (1928), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), A Touch of the Poet (written 1938-1942 but first produced 1958), The Iceman Cometh (written 1939 but first produced 1946), Hughie (written 1942 but first produced 1964) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (written 1943 but first produced 1947), which takes up the story of the character Jamie a decade later.
JEANIE HACKETT (Director)
Jeanie Hackett recently directed Love, Noel at The Wallis Annenberg Center with John Glover, Judy Kuhn, Sharon Lawrence and Harry Groener. As the former artistic director of The Classical Theatre Lab and Antaeus, she directed readings, workshops and productions of classical plays and “new” classics, including the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Balzac’s Cousin Bette, which garnered numerous L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Ovation nominations and awards. Also at Antaeus: Chekhov X 4 and Noel Coward’s Tonight at Eight-Thirty. For L.A. Theatre Works: Kindertransport (with Jane Kaczmarek) and The Constant Wife (with Kate Burton). Williamstown Theatre Festival: Cousin Bette with Jessica Hecht and John Rubinstein. As an actor on Broadway: Belle in Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness at Roundabout Theatre Company and Stella in Streetcar Named Desire at Circle in the Square. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival (seven seasons). L.A. theater: Center Theatre Group, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, The Fountain Theatre, Blank and 24th Street theaters.Jeanie is the author of two books for actors: The Actor’s Chekhov and Toward Mastery, based on the work of director Nikos Psacharopoulos. In “The Workroom,” Jeanie’s virtual space for all things acting + creative process + theater art, she teaches acting, blogs about art and entrepreneurship, and produces salons and field trips to gather and connect the #LAthtr tribe. She is married to Geffen Playhouse’s Artistic Coordinator, Young Ji.