The Concordia University Players will present "Long Day's Journey into Night," a Tony Award-winning play by Eugene O'Neill, in the university's Todd Wehr Auditorium on campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.
The story gives a glimpse of a day in the life of an early 20th century New England family grappling with the affects of alcoholism and morphine addiction. Based on the 1957 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the production will be staged at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and 3 p.m. the following two days. Lori Woodall-Schaufler, associate professor of theater and communication, will direct what is considered by some to be one of the finest American plays of the 20th century. Originally written in 1942, the autobiographical play won the Tony Award in 1956 and became a critically acclaimed movie starring Katharine Hepburn.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students 13 and older, $5 for veterans, and free for students 12 and under.
“Our production of this classic is intending to reach those in our community whose lives have been touched by the opioid crisis,” noted Woodall-Schaufler, “and a special talkback will take place after the Saturday matinee performance.”
The play takes place on a single day in August, 1912 at the seaside Connecticut home of James and Mary Tyrone. The four main characters are Edmund O’Neill, his older brother Jamie, and their parents. “Long Day’s Journey into Night” deals with the mother’s addiction to morphine, the entire family’s addiction to whiskey, the father’s miserliness, and the younger brother’s battle with tuberculosis.
The six cast members are: Ethan Karschnik, Angela Penterman, Jonah McGinnis, Lianna Brice, Cedarburg, Wisconsin; Jonathon Gideon, Plymouth, Wisconsin and Thomas Forshee, Jackson, Wisconsin.
The story gives a glimpse of a day in the life of an early 20th century New England family grappling with the affects of alcoholism and morphine addiction.
The classic musical, “Guys and Dolls,” will be performed November 8-11, with an outdoor production of Mary Poppins planned next summer in the President’s Courtyard.
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