The 40th anniversary season under new artistic director J Ranelli [sic] will include ten plays and three musical theater works. For the first time, both programs will play together at the Waterford, Connecticut complex, July 5-31.
The chosen plays include:
Erin Go Bra-less by John Shea The musicals selected are:
.22 Caliber Mouth - Book, music and lyrics by Lauren Robert More details — cast, directors, schedule — will be announced at a later date.
Another work that will be in residence at the O'Neill will be the developing musical Storyville set in New Orleans' red light district at the dawn of the Jazz Age. The show features music by Lisa DeSpain, lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and book by Shawn Churchman and Anderson-Lopez (wife of Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez).
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and 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.
For more information on the O'Neill Center, visit the website at www.TheONeill.org or call (860) 443-1238.