by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Ben Barnes
Following a family from the aftermath of World War One until the late 1940’s, Eugene O’Neill’s audacious epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play STRANGE INTERLUDE is one of the great masterpieces of American theatre.
Shattered when the love of her life is killed in the war and haunted by their unconsummated passion, Nina escapes her jealous Ivy League father and embarks on a series of tawdry sexual escapades until, cajoled by her appalled, long-suffering suitor Charles, she marries the amiable young Sam. But while pregnant, Nina learns a horrifying secret that precipitates a desperate, life-changing decision and propels her fatally into the arms of another.
Ben Barnes directs a strong cast in a two part staged reading of this rarely performed masterpiece.
St Michael’s Theatre Saturday 12th October
3.30 pm Part 1
6.00 pm Dinner
8.00pm Part 2
Tickets: €40 to include buffet supper at the Famine Ship.