By Eugene O’Neill, directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes, artistic director Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House
A son’s looming health diagnosis and mother’s drug addiction hang over the heads of the Tyrone family. Sparks fly as one by one members of the family bring painful revelations to light. The four wounded Tyrones must confront the powerful and contradictory feelings they have for each other. Loyalty and love are put to the test in this tale of survival. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is considered by many to be the greatest American tragedy ever written.
Eugene O’Neill’s deeply autobiographical and Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day’s Journey Into Night premiered in Sweden, where his works proved very popular. In November 1956, the play opened on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre starring Fredric March, Florence Eldridge and Jason Robards, Jr. It won the Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and saw O’Neill awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the fourth time.