Long Day's Journey Into Night Begins in Chicago

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Stage and screen veteran Harris Yulin stars in the Court Theatre revival of the classic Eugene O'Neill play.
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Emmy-nominated stage and screen veteran Harris Yulin (24, Hedda Gabler) stars as James Tyrone in Chicago's Court Theatre revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night, which begins performances March 10.

The classic Eugene O'Neill play is helmed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director David Auburn, with performances set to run through April 10.

The cast also includes Mary Beth Fisher as Mary Tyrone, Michael Doonan as Edmund, Dan Waller as James and Alanna Rogers as Cathleen.

Long Day's Journey Into Night premiered on Broadway in 1956 and will be revived again on the Great White Way beginning March 31 at the American Airlines Theatre. The Tony-winning play tells the story of the troubled Tyrone family: a miserly actor father, a morphine-addicted mother, an alcoholic older son and sickly younger brother.

"Aging patriarch James Tyrone has ascended from humble beginnings as an Irish American immigrant to build a legendary and lucrative career as an actor," state Court Theatre production notes. "A paragon of the American dream, James Tyrone, his wife Mary, and their two grown sons live together in their summer home in Connecticut. Beneath the shiny veneer of the Tyrone family’s success, however, something is deeply and irreversibly amiss. As a once bright morning fades slowly into a dreary fog of evening, the characters crash together and pull apart inside a web of long-held suffering, buried secrets, and unspoken trauma. As powerful as it is poignant, Long Day’s Journey into Night offers a searing depiction of a family as they struggle to heal themselves and forgive each other."

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit CourtTheatre.org. The Court Theatre is located at 5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago.

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