By Eugene O'Neill
March 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 @ 7.30 Matinee Sunday 22 @ 4.00 Early Tuesday 24 @ 6.30
Goodwood Institute, 166a Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
presented by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service
"None of us can help what life has done to us. They’re done before you realise it, until, at last, everything comes between you and what you’d like to be, and you’ve lost your true self forever."
Considered the greatest American play ever written, O’Neill’s autobiographical “play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood” is a family drama with all the mythic status of Greek tragedy.
The father of modern American theatre based his masterpiece on his own family – his miserly actor-father, his drug-addicted mother, his dissolute older brother and his own tormented self. Over one emotion-filled day and night in 1912, the younger son’s diagnosis of tuberculosis drives his mother back into her addiction to morphine. As she slips further away from them, all the family’s conflicts and fears emerge, in a tragic, poetic cycle of blame and ultimate understanding.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this classic which has not been performed in Adelaide since Independent Theatre’s own 1986 production.