The production will feature a presentation of Eugene O'Neill's early "Glencairn" plays -- Bound East for Cardiff (1914), The Long Voyage Home (1917), and The Moon of the Caribbees (1918). In these pre-World War I plays, O'Neill draws on his own experience as a merchant seaman and captures the vernacular of sailors from disparate nations, all shipmates on the British tramp steamer Glencairn.
Performers and technical artists from both companies will be featured in Early Plays, including Wooster Group members and associates Enver Chakartash, Ari Fliakos, Teresa Hartmann, Bozkurt Karasu, Bobby McElver, Kaneza Schaal, Andrew Schneider and Kate Valk and New York City Players Lakpa Bhutia, Keith Connolly, Alex Delinois, Nicholas Elliott, Jim Fletcher, Kevin Hurley and Brian Mendes.
There are plans to tour the production to Paris, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in the 2012-2013 season.
In related news, Anthology Film Archives is paying tribute to The Wooster Group with The Wooster Group on Film and Video, February 17-23. The series features the official video versions of some of the company's productions, archival documentation of many other works, and a special event featuring Jim Fletcher and Young Jean Lee reading from unproduced screenplays the Group has created over the years. For more information, call 212-505-.5181 or visit anthologyfilmarchives.org.