Season Event

Walnut Street Theatre: A Moon for the Misbegotten

  • February 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Can two lost souls find love, hope, and redemption on a barren patch of earth under a lover’s moon? Set on a Connecticut farm in 1923, this poignant and heartrending tale follows a fiery Irish lass with a sharp tongue and tarnished reputation. Fate has paired her with a tortured alcoholic, haunted by his own past. Sparks fly as their hearts open to each other on one autumn night, but as dawn breaks, is it enough to help them overcome a lifetime of disappointment? A prequel to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill wrote this bittersweet play — his only true love story — at the end of his career, and it remains one of his most definitive works. This riveting drama is brought to our stage by Philadelphia’s storied Walnut Street Theatre. “O’Neill at the height of his powers — masterfully employing classical fundamentals to wring hauntingly poetic truths about love and self-delusion from gritty everyday experience.” (Los Angeles Times)

Read a recent review of Moon for the Misbegotten here.

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