Performances begin January 25 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture for the Off-Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!, directed by Peter Dobbins (The Rainmaker). The play, seen on Broadway in 1933, follows the trials and tribulations of a young man and his family in a small Connecticut town at the turn of the century.
Dobbins directs a cast made up of Peter Calvin Atkinson (Measure for Measure), Sean Cleary (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Ken Trammel (Entourage), Lynn Laurence (Our Town), Ted McGuinness (The Believers), Renée Petrofes (Three Sisters), Jim Haines (Rainmaker), Megan McDevitt (Newsies), Heather Olson (Dark Horse), Natalie Pavelek (Collaborators), Mark J Quiles (The Fight), Hugh Sinclair (Irreversible), Marshall Taylor Thurman (Dog Sees God), and Douglas Wann (Long Lost John).
Ah, Wilderness! is presented Off-Broadway by Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and Storm Theatre. The run is scheduled through February 17 with a January 31 opening.
In Ah, Wilderness!, the adolescent son of the local newspaper publisher, Nat Miller, has been forbidden to court his neighbor Muriel by the girl's father, due to his "radical ideas." Crestfallen, he goes on a drinking spree and falls under the influence of Belle.
The Off-Broadway revival features scenic design by Daniel Prosky, costume design by Sarah Thea Craig, lighting design by Michael Abrams, and sound design by Ian Werhle. Fleur Alys Dobbins is the assistant director and Kristen Delahanty is the stage manager.