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.