Ah, Wilderness!, Eugene O'Neill's depiction of American family life at the turn of the 20th century, launched the Eugene O'Neill Festival March 9 at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.
The cast includes Rick Foucheux as Nat, Nancy Robinette as Essie Miller, Jonathan Lincoln Fried as Sid Davis, Kimberly Schraf as Lily Miller, Leo Erickson as David McComber/Salesman, June Schreiner as Muriel McComber, Davis Chandler Hasty as Arthur, William Patrick Riley as Richard, Talisa Friedman as Mildred, Thomas Langston as Tommy, James Flanagan as Wint Selby/Bartender, Allison Leigh Corke as Norah, Pearl Rhein as Belle and T.J. Langston.
Here's how Arena bills the work: "As the Connecticut-based Miller clan plans their traditional Fourth of July festivities, their dreamy-eyed middle child, Richard, is wrestling with cultural conventions, political uncertainty, the power of literature and the exquisite pain of love. The memories of family life were never so delicately portrayed as in O'Neill's only comedy."
Here's a look at opening night:
Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness Opens at Arena Stage
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