Eugene O'Neill's classic play about sin and redemption, A Moon For the Misbegotten, will be revived Jan. 13-Feb 11 at Knightsbridge Theatre Pasadena. The director is Miguel Perez, who was nominated three years ago for a Dramalogue Best Actor Award for his work in Knightsbridge's Cyrano de Bergerac.A recent Broadway production of Misbegotten won audience and critical acclaim. The play, a tragedy laced with wit and humor, is considered by many to be O'Neill's masterpiece. It tells the story of Josie, an oversized Irish farm girl (Knightsbridge veteran Margaret McCarley), who believes she will never be loved and covers her insecurity with brashness and sexuality. Enter a complex drifter (Charles Butler), who is based on O'Neill's older brother, a profligate charmer whose love for his long dead mother poisoned his life with guilt. There is also Josie's wily and excitable father (Bill McCormack), her younger brother and a callous millionaire (both played by Brad Upton).
Knightsbridge Theatre Pasadena is located at 35 S. Raymond in Old Town Pasadena. For tickets and information call (626) 440-0821.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent