Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1930s, 1920s
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material
No Special Cautions
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Following the events of O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night, Moon for the Misbegotten brings James "Jamie" Tyrone, Jr., to the home of his tenant farmer, Mike Hogan, a salty Irish geezer. There he encounters, after years, Hogan's voluptuous, amazon-like daughter, Josie. During one moonlit night, as the lovestruck Josie seems to claim him as her own, the truculent, drunken Jamie drowns in a wave of self-pity and remorse. When dawn comes, the moon is gone and so is the man, leaving Josie with a new challenge to her dauntless spirit.
"Another beautiful play by O'Neill... a compelling piece for the theatre." - New York Daily News
A Moon for the Misbegotten was first presented on Broadway by Mr. Capalbo and Stanley Chase at the Bijou Theatre in New York City on May 2, 1957. It was directed by Carmen Capalbo. The play was subsequently revived on Broadway in 1973 by Elliot Martin and Lester Osterman Productions at the Morosco Theatre, directed by Jose Quintero; in 1984 by The Shubert Organization at the Cort Theatre, directed by David Leveaux; in 2000 by Elliot Martin, Chase Mishkin, Max Cooper and Jujamcyn Theatres at the Walter Kerr Theatre, directed by Daniel Sullivan; and in 2007 by Elliot Martin, Max Cooper, The Old Vic Company, and others at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, directed by Howard Davies.