A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene ONeillA new, affordable paperback edition of one O’Neill’s late masterpieces
Eugene O’Neill’s last completed play, A Moon for the Misbegotten is a sequel to his autobiographical Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Moon picks up eleven years after the events described in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, asJim Tyrone (based on O’Neill’s older brother Jamie) grasps at a last chance at love under the full moonlight. This paperback edition features an insightful introduction by Stephen A. Black, helpful to anyone who desires a deeper understanding of O’Neill’s work.
A Moon for the Misbegotten
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Directed by WT Resident Director William Brown , this soaring powerhouse of a play touches on themes of desire, family and the things we sacrifice for those we love. Advisory: Recommended for ages 14 and up. Please contact the Box Office if you have any concerns. William Brown's reflective, richly textured revival… was worth the wait! It was worth every minute.
A Moon For The Misbegotten
Playing a graveyard-bound alcoholic in this off-kilter revival, a production of the Old Vic Theater Company from London, Mr. Spacey is as lively as a frog on a hot plate., He began drafting the play late in , set it aside after a few months and returned to it a year later, completing the text in — his final work, as his failing health made it physically impossible for him to write. Set in a dilapidated Connecticut house in early September , the play focuses on three characters: Josie, a domineering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation, her conniving father, tenant farmer Phil Hogan, and James Tyrone, Jr.
In s rural Connecticut, Phil Hogan cobbles together a living on rented farmland that he hopes to someday own outright, when his landlord Jim Tyrone comes into his inheritance. Hogan has driven away his three sons, but his towering daughter Josie understands her father and can hold her own. When the two learn that the land may be sold out from under them, they concoct a plan to save it that ultimately reveals the secret desires that two lonely souls have kept hidden for years. Writers Theatre Seating Charts. Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended. Chicago Sun Times - Recommended. In bursts, this Writers Theatre production, directed by William Brown, is up to the challenge.
A Moon for the Misbegotten is the story of Josie Hogan Erin Noel Grennan in a tremendous performance —an ungainly daughter of an impoverished sharecropper whose love for alcoholic Jim Tyrone Christian Gray in his finest performance to date comes to ahead one long summer night. These early scenes establish the unique relationship between the feisty, strong-willed Josie and her hard working and hard drinking, scheming Irish father. Grennan and Neumann have a powerful stage chemistry that turns their arguments into dark humor. Sharing moonshine, the two men plot some fun while Josie plots to get Jim into her bed. Act two turns into an emotionally passionate story of love and redemption as Jim and Josie share a few drinks while Jim tells her the source of his guilt that finds him drowning his sorrow in alcohol. Christian Gray and Erin Noel Grennan produce deep-seeded emotions and sparks of pure lust as the effects of loneliness, guilt, longing, love, and sex are amplified through drink and personal desperation. We see the tragic outcome where the gulf between them will not allow them to stay together.