The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a
The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park’s Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.
A Moon For the Misbegotten runs through March 5, with previews on February 15 and 16. All preview seats are only $17.50! In addition, there is a talk back with the cast after Sunday matinees.
Written by one of America’s greatest playwrights, Eugene O’Neill, this Tony Award nominated play follows the events of O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. Set in 1923 on a small farm in our very own Nutmeg State within the span of a day, A Moon For The Misbegotten follows a gruff and scheming tenant farmer, Phil Hogan, and his headstrong daughter, Josie. The farm’s landlord, James Tyrone, Jr. encounters Josie and mutual attraction follows, but not without some complications. When James disappears after what Josie thought was a perfect moonlight night, all parties find that things appear differently at daybreak. This story of love, addiction and conflict promises to captivate audiences today as it did when it premiered 70 years ago.
Starring in this production, and also making their Playhouse on Park debut, are: Elise Hudson (New York: United Solo Festival 2016: LOOKING FOR LIGHTNING; Regional: Trinity Repertory Company, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Olivia TWELFTH NIGHT, Lady Macduff/Witch MACBETH; Summer Rep Fest: Eliza THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE; TV: SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT [upcoming on Netflix]) as Josie, Anthony Marble (Regional: Denver Center Theatre Co., The Shakespeare Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance Theatre, Film/TV THE BIG SHORT, ELVIS & NIXON) as James Tyrone, Jr., Conan McCarty (NYTW: Brabantio/Duke US OTHELLO; Manhattan Theatre Club: FOOL FOR LOVE. Regional: Denver Theatre Center, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Kansas City Repertory) as Phil Hogan, and Thomas Daniels (Off-Broadway: John Spender RIPPER, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Jim A CHILDS CHRISTMAS IN WALES; Monomoy Theatre: Happy Loman DEATH OF A SALESMAN) as T. Stedman Harder. Returning to Playhouse on Park is Michael Hinton (Hip to Hip Theatre: Casca JULIUS CAESAR, Silvius TWELFTH NIGHT; UK Theatre: THE RIVALS. Romeo ROMEO AND JULIET) as Mike Hogan.
Directing A Moon For The Misbegotten is Joseph Discher. Most recently, he directed the off-Broadway premiere of Butler at 59E59, as well as regional productions at Barrington Stage Company and Majestic Theater, and the world premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company). Other directing credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Wittenberg, Our Town, Henry IV, Part One, To Kill A Mockingbird (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) The Weir, Red and As You Like It (Theatreworks, Colorado), Julius Caesar (The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), One Man Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre). Current projects: Ground Glass by Jonathan Kravets, and a stage adaptation of Christopher Moore’s novel “Fool” currently in process with the author. Mr. Discher is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and Actors’ Equity Association. He has been a faculty member at Stella Adler Conservatory, and has also guest lectured at Actor’s Connection studios and The Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan, Denison University and Rutgers University.
Individual tickets are on sale now, ranging from $30 to $40. Seniors, Students, and Let’s Go Arts Member discounts are available. All seats are reserved. Contact the box office for details on group sales and/or to learn how to save 10% over individual ticket sales by purchasing a 4-show subscription for the remainder of Season Eight. The 4-show subscription includes: A Moon for the Misbegotten, stop/time dance theater’s Rockin’ the Forest, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Revised Edition. For tickets or more information, call our box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.
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