Long Day Journey Into Night - Oldcastle

October 5th-14th

Spanning one day in the life of a tumultuous family, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is considered by many the greatest play by America’s greatest dramatist. Eugene O’Neill changed American drama forever and his play is a living testament to the power of theatre. Tennessee Williams said “O’Neill gave birth to the American theater.” Arthur Miller commented:”O’Neill was the great wrestler, fighting God to a standstill.” “O’Neill’s disdain for the status quo, his intolerance for superficiality, his contempt for gauche materialism, his unwillingness to sacrifice integrity and his insistence on emotional honesty are as relevant today and vital today as ever—maybe even more so”, wrote scholar Howard Fishman. The cast of this towering drama will include Nigel Gore fondly remembered by Oldcastle audiences for his performances in “Lion in Winter” and Miller’s ” The Ride Down Mt. Morgan”, Ms. Decker, who joined Oldcastle in 1973 and has made dozens of acting appearances with the company including “The Lion in Winter”, and David Joseph who, like Mr. Gore, is a long-time veteran of Shakespeare and Company. The company’s Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson, will direct his second O’Neill play having previously helmed “The Moon for the Misbegotten.”

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