Tag Archives: Eugene O’Neill

Toby, or Not to Be: STC’s Richard Schiff-starring Hughie, reviewed


Richard Schiff and Randall Newsome, neither of whom are “Hughie.”

So I saw Hughie — Eugene O’Neill’s odd, sad little two-hander of a one-act — the other night, hoofed the not-quite-three miles back uptown from the Landsburgh Theatre to headquarters, and was still in by 10 p.m. But I don’t think it was a flush of gratitude for a play that takes only an hour that led me to like it so much. Reviewed for the Washington City Paper.

In Their Eyes, the Light of a Dawning Madness Is Shining: Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Reviewed

Cara Francis, Lauren Sharpe, Erica Livingston, Brendan Donaldson (floor), Jacquelyn Landgraf, Connor Kalista and Daniel Burnam perform "Before Breakfast.

I reviewed the NYC Neo-Futurists’ contribution to Arena Stage’s Eugene O’Neill Festival, which focuses on the playwright’s habit of filling his plays with things that are impossible to manifest corporeally on a stage. I’ve written about the original, Chicago-brand Neo-Futurists on prior occasions.

We Get to Carey Each Other: Arena Stage’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, reviewed

The maid isn’t young or buxom in Arena’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, in defiance of Eugene O’Neill’s famously specific casting specs, but Helen Carey‘s unforgettable performance as Mary Tyrone makes it worthwhile.

The Critic as Artist: Studio’s Tynan and American Century’s Beyond the Horizon

Philip Goodwin as Kenneth Tynan, erudite exponent of spankage.

I reviewed Studio‘s Tynan and American Century‘s take on a problematic but Pulitzer-winning Eugene O’Neill play, Beyond the Horizon, in today’s City Paper. Check ’em out.