For the first time in its 50-year history, the Guthrie will present this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning family drama - one of the greatest plays ever written by an American playwright - featuring acting dream team Helen Carey and Peter Michael Goetz under the direction of Joe Dowling. Like most American families, the Tyrones have experienced highs and lows in life - from fame and financial success to illness and loss. Yet in the course of one day in their seaside Connecticut home, their familial bond begins to unravel, and James and Mary and their sons Jamie and Edmund confront their demons in a final effort to save their family.
Long Day's also features John Catron as James "Jamie" Tyrone, Jr. (Guthrie: Hay Fever, A Christmas Carol, The Winter's Tale) and John Skelley as Edmund Tyrone (Guthrie: Tales from Hollywood, Hay Fever, Charley's Aunt). Jamie is a cynical alcoholic, envious of the writing talent of sickly younger brother Edmund (Eugene O'Neill's stand-in). Rounding out the cast is Laoisa Sexton in her Guthrie debut in the role of Cathleen, the Tyrone family maid.