A Moon for the Misbegotten

Geary Theater
415 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The first American dramatist to receive the Nobel Prize for literature and the recipient of four Pulitzer Prizes, Eugene O'Neill is widely considered our nation's greatest playwright. A Moon for the Misbegotten has been heralded by the New York Times as "O'Neill's richest work for the theater . . . a beautiful play, possibly his best." O'Neill's final play, A Moon for the Misbegotten is a semi-autobiographical sequel to A Long Day's Journey into Night. The story revolves around Josie Hogan, a roughhewn farm girl with a sharp tongue and a bad reputation, her curmudgeonly Irish father, Phil, and their cynical, alcoholic landlord, James Tyrone. In one whiskey-soaked, moonlit night, the three accidentally uncover old truths-and Josie and Tyrone reveal their hidden attraction. This production reunites director Laird Williamson with Marco Barricelli from A.C.T.'s acclaimed 1999 production of A Long Day's Journey into Night, with Barricelli reprising his role of Tyrone.

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