Hudson Theatre Works “Theatre on the Edge” will host the Eugene O’Neill Festival, from Wednesday, Feb. 9, to Sunday, Feb. 27, with “Desire Under the Elms” on Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. and “Hughie” on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Theatre at the Wilson School in Weehawken.
Washington City Paper
As playwright Adrienne Earle Pender’s N opens, Florence Howard (Lolita Marie) has just put her baby to bed when her smartly dressed husband Charles Sidney Gilpin (Kevin E. Thorne II) bursts into their Harlem apartment, announcing that he’s been cast in Eugene O’Neill’s new play. It is 1920 and O’Neill (Jared H. Graham) has just been awarded the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes. Gilpin has been an admired actor in the Black theater, but the play is The Emperor Jones; the role is that of the lead, Emperor Brutus Jones himself, to be performed at the Provincetown Playhouse for a mostly White audience.
The plan for Guild Hall Players’ 2020-21 season was to bookend it with playwright Eugene O’Neill’s most famous works. “‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ is the ultimate tragedy of his and ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ is his only comedy,” Dan Schuster said. But we all know what happened to plans for 2020...
Exciting archival news: University of Kentucky professor Herman Farrell recently discovered a letter from Tennessee Williams to Eugene O’Neill, previously only rumored to exist. Farrell unearthed the letter in a collection of O’Neill-related documents at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library and, as he told The Eugene O’Neill Review, “immediately recognized that it was a new discovery.”