Tony Winner Zoe Caldwell Honored at Eugene O'Neill Celebration in CT, Oct. 17-19

News   Tony Winner Zoe Caldwell Honored at Eugene O'Neill Celebration in CT, Oct. 17-19
The O’Neill Theater Center will present Tony Award-winning actress Zoe Caldwell with the Monte Cristo Award at the fourth annual Eugene O'Neill Celebration, Oct. 17-19. Playwright Lee Blessing (A Walk in the Woods) will also be on hand as the keynote speaker.

Caldwell has won Tony Awards for her work in Slapstick Tragedy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Medea and Master Class. Also a director, she has helmed stagings of An Almost Perfect Person, Othello, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard and Vita and Virginia. Caldwell, star of the Woody Allen film "Purple Rose of Cairo," also penned a memoir of her early career, "I Will Be Cleopatra." The award is a bronze image of O’Neill as a boy created by Connecticut sculptor Norman Legassie. Named for O’Neill’s childhood home, The Monte Cristo Cottage, the honor is awarded for "distinguished artistic achievement in the spirit of Eugene O'Neill's pursuit of excellence." The three previous recipients were Jason Robards, Edward Albee and August Wilson.

The presentation of the award will be featured among the many events of the Eugene O'Neill Celebration — honoring the life and works of the playwright. Performances, tours and discussions will be free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

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