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Mourning Becomes Electra
By Eugene O'Neill, Adapted by Gordon Edelstein
Directed by Timothy DouglasFeaturing Artistic Associates Annabel Armour, David Darlow, and Nick Sandys with Kelsey Brennan
This trilogy runs 3 hours 30 minutes with two intermissions.
Presented September 21 - October 30, 2011
Staged for just 130 seats, this fast moving revision lands you at the EPICENTER of O'Neill's raw power.
We plunge into the season with O’Neill’s classic American tragedy based on the Oresteia. Desperate to free herself from her marriage and the clutches of the Mannon family curse, Christine takes a lover and murders her husband. Deeply wounded by her mother’s betrayal, young Lavinia crusades to reveal the truth and reclaim the family honor. She discovers her strength in beauty and revenge, striving for the unlikely place at the head of her family.
"Douglas presides over a crisp, crystal-clear and quite compelling production that is honest, insightful and exceedingly well-spoken. ...you certainly get gravitas."
"A BRACING REVIVAL!. Brennan and Armour share some electrifying scenes, both actors impressively navigating the whirlwind emotional journeys of O’Neill’s women. 4 STARS"
"The end result more than lives up to the drama's passionate promise."
"Mourning Becomes Electra is a warhorse and a powerhouse. ...the emotions were so raw, so real. The play is an epic, and it deserves an audience."
"This gutsy debut by incoming artistic director Timothy Douglas is fast-paced and compelling throughout." RECOMMENDED
"This family intrigued me right into the finale."
"A dignified, full-throated piece of work that reveals Douglas' craft and his impressive skills at humanistic storytelling." 3 Stars
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SponsorsThe 2011/2012 Season is generously underwritten by:
TERRI ABRUZZO CALLAHAN AND DAVE CALLAHAN.
Mourning Becomes Electra is underwritten, in part, by:
KAREN RANDOLPH AND BILL LINDEN, Associate Production Sponsors
JUDY JOHANSON, Costume Design Sponsor
SCOTTIE PERRY AND MATT MacNELLY, Assistant Production Sponsors