Stony Brook, NY - January 20, 2016 - A Moon for the Misbegotten, Eugene O’Neill’s last play and only true love story, will be presented by Staller Center for the Arts on Main Stage, Saturday, February 13 at 8 pm, performed by actors from Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. The play draws on autobiographical material from Eugene O’Neill’s own life and is a dramatic classic of the American theater.
Angela Smith stars as Josie Hogan, a boisterous Irish woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation, who lives on a Connecticut tenant farm with her father in the 1920s. James Tyrone Jr., whose family owns the farm, returns to settle the estate when his mother dies, and attempts to navigate his complicated relationship with Josie and her father. Tyrone is played by Anthony Lawton, Michael P. Toner plays Phil Hogan, the bullying father.
Following the success of Long Day’s Journey into Night, one of America’s master storytellers is at the height of his prowess in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Eugene O’Neill is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate. A Moon for the Misbegotten was published in 1943 and has been produced five times on Broadway as well as by theaters world-wide. It is a critically acclaimed film starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst. Six-time Tony Award winner Audra MacDonald and Will Swenson took the stage in Moon this past summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
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