Desire Under the Elms

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Hypocrites kick off its 11th season with Eugene O'Neill's 1924 classic, Desire Under the Elms. Mixing Greek classics like Hippolytus with New England farm-life, O'Neill introduced the world to an American tragedy. Acknowledging the mythic forces that drive us, even in our modern lives, Desire Under the Elms confronted the morals and dreams of contemporary American society. Although written in the height of the '20s, O'Neill's tale of the archetype dysfunctional family still rings eerily true in our contemporary world. Geoff Button directs.