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This bittersweet elegy from four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill offers a moving and powerful exploration of humanity at its basest and most beautiful. Directed by WT Resident Director William Brown, this soaring powerhouse of a play touches on themes of desire, family and the things we sacrifice for those we love.
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Please contact the Box Office if you have any concerns.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm
select Sundays at 6pm
select Sundays at 2pm
select Wednesdays at 3pm
(James Tyrone, Jr.)
(T. Stedman Harder, u/s James Tyrone, Jr.)
|Cage Sebastian Pierre
(u/s Mike Hogan)
(u/s T. Stedman Harder)
(u/s Phil Hogan)
(u/s Josie Hogan)
Eugene O'Neill (Playwright)
William Brown (Director)
Todd Rosenthal (Scenic Designer)
Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Designer)
Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer)
Andrew Hansen (Sound Designer)
Regina Victor (Dramaturg)
Elizabeth Laidlaw (Violence & Intimacy Director)
David Castellanos* (Production Stage Manager)
Janelle Boudreau (Assistant Stage Manager)
Karen Janes Woditsch (Assistant Director)
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
“Four Stars! William Brown's reflective, richly textured revival… was worth the wait!”
"This Writers Theatre production [features] a set of fine performances and flashes of genuine dramatic beauty."
“Five Stars! DO NOT MISS THIS PERFORMANCE!”
Around the Town Chicago
“A powerful, poignant and often hilarious piece of theater!”
Windy City Times
“Highly recommended! It was worth every minute.”
“Every element, from the script’s masterful crafting to the actors to the tremendous set and sound designs…comes together to create a moving and surprisingly relatable production. Highly Recommended!”
The Hawk Chicago
Open-Captioned performance: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
ASL-Interpreted performance: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 after the matinee performance
Are you curious about the world that surrounds your favorite plays? Sunday Spotlight offers access to the finest speakers, scholars and cultural leaders. This event features Aaron Krall, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches drama and first-year writing and writes about theater and the City of Chicago. He holds his PhD in Modern Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This one-hour event extends the conversation on our stages by featuring an expert in an area connected to the play.
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of our productions? For each production, we will offer insight into a different aspect of creating theatre. Production Dramaturg Regina Victor will discuss life in early 20th century Connecticut for African-Americans, and why it is vitally important to approach classics with a fresh eye towards representation and inclusivity.
Join us after every Tuesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute discussion of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us after every Wednesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute talk-back featuring actors from the production, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us at 6:45pm before every Thursday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute primer on the context and content of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
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