Anna Christie, Eugene O'Neill's emotionally damaged young woman attempting to reconcile with her father and her past, plays Los Angeles' Pacific Resident Theatre Dec. 1, 2001-Feb. 17, 2002. Gar Campbell directs.
Lesley Fera, a Best Actress L.A. Drama Critics Award winner for Lady Chatterly's Lover, stars as Anna, with Bruce French ("The Practice," "Passions") as her father and Irish actor Timothy Murphy as the young man who falls in love with Anna. Also in the cast is Matt McKenzie (Monday After the Miracle, "Gods and Monsters").
First produced in 1921, Anna Christie brings abused daughter Anna back to her alcoholic father Chris, after she has had a run-in with the law and an undisclosed illness. While staying on her father's boat, Anna finds herself falling in love for the first time when she and her father rescue a sailor lost at sea. A Nobel Prize winner in 1936, O'Neill also penned Long Days Journey Into Night, Moon for the Misbegotten and Ah, Wilderness!.
Tickets are $20-$23.50. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 703 Venice Boulevard in Venice. For reservations, call (310) 822-8392. Pacific Resident Theatre is on the web at http://www.pacificresidenttheatre.com.
— By Christine Ehren