Inspired by the unhappy final chapters in the life of Eugene O'Neill's ne'er-do-well older brother, James, the play is unique within his body of work for its forgiving spirit and promise of hope.
A dilapidated Connecticut farm-house provides the backdrop for family intrigue in one of Eugene O'Neill's best plays. Old Phil Hogan and his fiery daughter fear eviction from their landlord and devise a scheme to keep their home. But as emotions run deep, plans begin to unravel. All that remains are two "misbegotten" people, under the moonlight, facing their own loneliness. A Moon for the Misbegotten is one of the great American classics and can't be missed.