Long Day's Journey into Night
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 6-21, 7:30pm
ART KLUB, 519 ELYSIAN FIELDS, NEW ORLEANS
$25 RESERVED SEATING/$22 GENERAL ADMISSION/$18 STUDENT-SENIOR-ARTIST
Promethean Theatre Co. and Four Humours Theater present Eugene O'Neil's seminal work, Long Day's Journey into Night. Directed by Promethean Artistic Director Stephen Eckert, Long Day's Journey into Night stars New Orleans stage veterans Mary Pauley and Michael Martin as Mary and James Tyrone, along with Todd d'Amour and Glenn Aucoin as their sons, Jamie and Edmund Tyrone.
His most autobiographical play and one not published until after his death, O'Neill wrote in its dedication, "I give you the original script of this play of old sorrow, written in tears and bloodwith deep pity and understanding and forgiveness."
Long Day's Journey into Night is a poignant, difficult tale of a family's trial, tribulation, and ultimately destruction. The play takes the audience into the tension-filled home of the Tyrones, over the course of a single day. Family disfunction, addiction, jealousy, resentment, and guilt drive the characters, as they struggle to come to turns with the painful realities of their family's problems.
Director of the play's Broadway debut, Jose Quintero, commented that, "Only an artist of O'Neill's extraordinary skill and perception can draw the curtain on the secrets of his own family to make you peer into your own." Literary critic Harold Bloom notes that Long Day's Journey into Night has insight into, "the helplessness of family love to sustain, let alone heal, the wounds of marriage, of parenthood, and of sonship, have never been so remorselessly and so pathetically portrayed, and with a force of gesture too painful ever to be forgotten by any of us."
Hailed as one of the greatest American playwrights, Eugene O'Neill is notably acclaimed as one of the first American playwrights to introduce the technique of realism to the stage, moving away from exaggerated acting of past genres to reveal bare honesty and truth on stage without embellishments. A playwright and poet, O'Neill wrote over twenty-four full-length plays including The Iceman Cometh, Ah, Wilderness!, The Hairy Ape, and A Moon for the Misbegotten. O'Neill won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. In 1957, Long Day's Journey into Night won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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519 Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA 70117
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|