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The Eugene O’Neill Festival

FULL-LENGTH PLAYS

Ah, Wilderness!
Directed by Kyle Donnell
March 9-April 8 in the Fichandler Stage at the Mead Center (times vary)

A return to an idyllic age of Americana in Eugene O’Neill’s unabashedly romantic and sweetly funny love letter to a simpler time. Tickets $40-$85

Strange Interlude
Directed by Michael Kahn
March 27-April 29 in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall (times vary)
A heartbroken Nina engages in a series of sordid affairs before marrying a man she does not love. Later, she learns a horrifying secret about his family, setting off a dramatic chain of events. Tickets $20-$100

Long Day’s Journey into Night
Directed by Robin Phillips

March 30-May 6 in the Kreeger Theater at the Mead Center (times vary)
Like most resilient, American families, the Tyrones have had their share of highs and lows. One fateful day they are forced to confront their demons, in a final effort to save the family. Tickets $40-$85

PRESENTATION OF THE NEW YORK NEO-FUTURISTS

The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays
April 19-22 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center (times vary)

O’Neill’s stage directions are transformed into a rip-roaring, physical comedy. Tickets $20

NEW WORKS
Ah, Eugene O’Neill!, or The Birth, Death and (Impractical) Rebirth of American Theater
March 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center

A sea-weary O’Neill washes up onstage to explain his life and work. Tickets $2

Begotten: O’Neill and the Harbor of Masks
April 26-29 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center (times vary)
A mythical exploration of O’Neill’s rejection of the world of his father (played by Rick Foucheux) and his vision for a new American theater. Tickets $10

READINGS
Anna Christie
March 17-18 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center (times vary)
The Riot Grrls present an all-female version of this early O’Neill classic Tickets $2

Exorcism
March 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center

O’Neill’s recently discovered play about despair and rebirth. Tickets $2

The Sea Plays

April 11, 12 at the Capital Yacht Club
Light reception with a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Readings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Readings of O’Neill’s early maritime one acts, directed by Rick Foucheux. Tickets $2

RADIO PLAY
Recklessness Before Breakfast
Running online throughout the festival.
O’Neill’s one acts, Recklessness and Before Breakfast are intertwined into a captivating radio play. Free

LECTURES AND PANELS

At Arena Stage

O’Neill in Cultural Context
March 21 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $2

O’Neill: My Life in Art
March 28 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $2

The Early Plays
April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $2

Family Dynamics in Long Day’s Journey into Night
April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $2

At Shakespeare Theatre Company

Strange Interlude: AsidesLIVE Symposium
April 1 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets $20 ($15 subscribers, $5 students)

Strange Interlude: Windows
April 1 at 5:00 p.m. Free
Happenings: Sea Plays in Rehearsal
April 4 at 12:00p.m. Free

Strange Interlude: Divining O’Neill
April 4 at 5:00 p.m. Free
Happenings: Begotten in Rehearsal
April 11 at 12:00p.m. Free

Strange Interlude: Classics in Context
April 21 at 5:00 p.m. Free

O’Neill Saint Patrick’s Day Sing-a-long
March 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Mead Center
Sea Shanties and Irish Pub songs in the tune of O’Neill Free

Al Hirschfeld Installation: O’Neill As Seen By Hirschfeld
On display throughout the festival in the lobby of the Mead Center
A unique installation of more than 40 works by Al Hirschfeld that spans 72 years of O’Neill’s productions on stage and screen. Free

Tickets for events at Arena Stage can be purchased at arenastage.org or 202-488-3300

Tickets for events at Shakespeare Theatre can be purchased at shakespearetheatre.org or 202-547-1122

The Arena Stage portions of The Eugene O’Neill Festival are sponsored by Joan and David Maxwell.

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