Spallen's Bogwog Presented at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference July 25-26

News   Spallen's Bogwog Presented at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference July 25-26 The 2009 Eugene O'Neill Center Playwrights Conference concludes with the July 25-26 presentations of Abbie Spallen's Bogwog.

David Esbjornson (The Goat, Our Country's Good) directs the new work that is offered July 25 at 8:15 PM and July 26 at 3:15 PM. The cast includes Patrick Boll, Molly Camp, Michelle Clunie, Matt Doyle, George Heslin, Birgit Huppuch, Ryan King, Rachel Leslie and Ryan Spahn. Bogwog, according to the O'Neill, "is a play dealing with the very beginning of the conflict in Northern Ireland. A parallel with the conflicts in Iraq and Gaza and of particular resonance to events over the past weeks, Bogwog deals with the military intervention in Ulster and its fallout through a half-Irish, half-British family living in the North of England. It's about waking up one morning and finding yourself the enemy. It's about having to answer questions about the life you live and the person you are because of the actions of others, done in your name."

Tickets for the O'Neill Conference readings are available by phoning (860) 443-1238 or visit www.theoneill.org.

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and is based in Waterford, CT. Programs at the Center include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute. The Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's childhood home, is also owned and operated by the group.

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