Connecticut-Set A Moon for the Misbegotten Opens at Long Wharf Theatre, March 2

News   Connecticut-Set A Moon for the Misbegotten Opens at Long Wharf Theatre, March 2
 
Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten makes its Long Wharf Theatre premiere March 2 when the classic work opens at the Connecticut stage.
Alyssa Bresnahan holds John Procaccino in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Alyssa Bresnahan holds John Procaccino in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Gordon Edelstein directs the drama at Long Wharf's C. Newton Schenck Mainstage for a run through March 27. Previews for the work began Feb. 23. Set in a Connecticut farmhouse in early September 1923, the drama centers around the struggles of the strong, sturdy woman with her never-do-well father and weak willed, dissolute, would-be beau, Jim Tyrone.

John Procaccino (Long Wharf's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!) stars as James Tyrone, Jr. opposite Alyssa Bresnahan (Maggie in the upcoming Hartford Stage Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Josie. Bill Raymond (Scrooge in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol) will play Josie's father, Phil Hogan. The cast also features Wynn Harmon and Steve French.

The design team for A Moon for the Misbegotten features Ming Cho Lee (set), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costumes), Jennifer Tipton (lighting) and Nick Borisjuk(sound).

The most recent Broadway revival of Moon played at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre from March 19-July 2, 2000. Cherry Jones (Doubt) played Josie opposite Gabriel Byrne ("Little Women") as James Tyrone, Jr. Actor Roy Dotrice (who would win the Tony Award for his performance) played her father Phil Hogan under the direction of Daniel Sullivan.

Tickets to A Moon for the Misbegotten at Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT are available by calling (203) 787-4282 or toll-free (800) 782-8497. For more information, visit the website at www.longwharf.org.

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