LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

By Eugene O’Neill

AMERICAN LEGACY SERIES
Directed by Brendon Fox

HOPE. OUT LOUD. Considered one of the all-time great American plays, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterwork lays bare what we all know to be true: the ardor of familial love cannot always protect you. What begins as an ordinary summer day at the Connecticut home of the Tyrone family morphs into a night filled with foggy, drink-laced demons. Long-buried secrets are revealed which once exposed cannot be ignored. A long-revered showcase for tour-de-force performances, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a compassionately brutal look at the devastating impact of addiction and one family’s struggle to fight for love itself.

Part I: The Morning (55 minutes)
10 minute intermission
Part II: The Afternoon (62 minutes)
10 minute intermission
Part III: The Night (62 minutes)

“It is a stunning theatrical experience.”
– NY Herald-Tribune

Winner! Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Winner! Tony Award for Best Play

American Legacy Series
Dedicated to powerful classic and modern American plays that lend an indelible and enduring perspective to the human experience.

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Age Recommendation: 14+

Run Time: Three hours and two 10 minute intermissions.

MAY 29 – JUNE 30, 2019

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BILLY FINN* (Jamie Tyrone) was most recently seen as Mercutio in “Romeo & Juliet” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (McCarter Theatre); TWELFTH NIGHT and OUR TOWN (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (PCLO); SUMMERLAND and MAD RIVER RISING (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); HAMLET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Folger Theatre); A LIE OF THE MIND and MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Trinity Rep), among many others. NYC credits include: Irish Rep, Ars Nova, NYTW, Judson Church, New Dramatists, Drama League and Roundabout Theatre Company. He also recently appeared as Buddy Holly in the pre-Broadway lab production of “The Wanderer,” a new musical based on the life of Dion DiMucci. As a musician, Billy has performed at Judson Church, ANT FEST, Prevail Union and Birdland. He received his MFA in acting at Brown/Trinity Rep. You can follow him on Instagram @bfinn11. Love to EGS.

ROSE HAHN (Cathleen) is overjoyed to join the brilliant creative team of Long Day’s Journey Into Night. You may recognize her from some of the work she has done as an acting/production apprentice this season at American Stage: as the hungry servant in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, as the Directing Apprentice for Pipeline, or as a crew member from other productions this season. Other prior acting credits include: Baltimore Centerstage: As You Like It (Servant/Exile); Iron Crow Theatre: The Wild Party (Nadine); The Strand Theatre: Count Down (Miriam); Green Globe Theatre: Hamlet (Ophelia); Maryland Ensemble Theatre: Materialize (Puppeteer); Towson University: Metamorphosis (Lodger 1, Bug), Cabaret (Rosie), Freakshow (The Girl), Stupid Fucking Bird (Nina). She is a recent graduate from Towson University with a B.F.A. in acting. Thank you to the amazing group of artists at American Stage for this wonderful, eye opening, and educating experience.

JAMES KEEGAN* (James Tyrone) is pleased to be performing with American Stage for the first time in this great American play. He was most recently seen in the role of Bruce Bechdel in FUN HOME (Clear Space Theater). Other recent regional credits include Inspector/Moriarty/Holmes in HOLMES & WATSON (Kinetic Theater); Mark Antony in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Theatreworks); Mick Dowd in A SKULL IN CONNEMARA (PICT); and Pistol in HENRY V (Folger Theater). For 13 repertory seasons, James was a company member of the American Shakespeare Center, where he performed in more than 65 productions: favorite roles include Macbeth, King Lear, Falstaff, Iago, Leontes, Titus Andronicus, Shylock; Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; and Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. James has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Delaware where he is now a professor in the Associate in Arts Program.

JOSH ODSESS-RUBIN* (Edmund) is grateful to be back at American Stage after having a ball earlier this season as Arthur de Bourgh in MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. Other recent credits include Edward in SENSE & SENSIBILITY & Caspar in PHOTOGRAPH 51 with South Coast Repertory; Captain Spaulding (Groucho) in ANIMAL CRACKERS at Cygnet Theatre; and Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT for Shakespeare Orange County. NYC Theatre: Ars Nova, FringeNYC, HERE Arts Center, New Worlds Theater, Pulse Ensemble, Culture Project, Dixon Place. Other regional: Portland Stage Company, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare, Yale Repertory Theatre, A Noise Within, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Theatre @ Boston Court, New Swan Shakespeare, Sierra Repertory Theatre, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Various film, TV, and commercial credits. BA: Yale. MFA: UC Irvine. www.joshorubin.com

JANIS STEVENS* (Mary Tyrone) is sincerely thrilled to return to American Stage Company where she was last seen as Marjorie in MARJORIE PRIME. Previous work with American Stage: Vera in 4000 MILES (Theatre Tampa Bay “Best Actress” Award) and SEX WITH STRANGERS (Director). Regionally: Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Lost Nation Theatre, VT; Theater at Monmouth, Maine; TheatreWorks of Palo Alto; Sacramento Theatre Company. She is an Associate Artist at Sacramento’s Capital Stage with multiple credits for directing (FOOL FOR LOVE, HEDDA GABLER, A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE HOMECOMING, BETRAYAL) and acting (MASTER CLASS, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, MACBETH). Janis is a 2006 Drama Desk Award nominee for her solo performance as Vivien Leigh in VIVIEN in NYC (Beckmann Theatre). She was most recently seen in the role of Katharine Hepburn in KATE: THE UNEXAMINED LIFE at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. Coming up, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER at Sacramento Theatre Company. Janis is a Resident Company Member with the Theater at Monmouth and a Proud member of AEA. Thanks, as always, to Stephanie.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association | #Member of the United Scenic Artists union

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance
Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances.

Free for ticket holders to the performance.

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES*

May 19, 2019 | 1PM | Book Now
The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before each production opening with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members

Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

June 6, June 9, 16, & 23
Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

Free for ticket holders to the performance.