Gordon Edelstein directed the drama at the Connecticut company's C. Newton Schenck Mainstage for a run which just closed March 27 following a run from 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.
Bresnahan — who plays Maggie in the upcoming Hartford Stage Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — will star in Moon again as Josie opposite Bill Raymond (Scrooge in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol) as her father Phil Hogan. Other casting and dates are yet to be confirmed.
John Procaccino (Long Wharf's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!) starred as James Tyrone, Jr. in the Long Wharf run with a cast that also features Wynn Harmon and Steve French.
Hartford stage will next present Karin Coonrod's staging of Othello (April 7 March 8) prior to its Cat on a Hot Tin Roof revival. The SummerStage presentations will include Olympia Dukakis ("Moonstruck") in Martin Sherman's Rose ( July 7-17), Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt's musical comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands (July 21-31) and a revival of the Fats Waller musical tribute Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Aug. 4-21). 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.
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