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A Moon For The Misbegotten
a Play
CATEGORY :
by Eugene O'Neill

COMPANY : Alliance Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Woodruff Art Center [WEBSITE]
ID# 43

SHOWING : October 05, 2000 - November 04, 2000

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Three misfits, each seeking the impossible, come together for a fateful encounter one moonlit night on the steps of a dilapidated farmhouse. The father hopes to gain ownership of the farm by setting up a tryst between his daughter, Josie, and James, the owner of the farm. Josie hopes it will be a night of love, while the dissolute James seeks forgiveness and redemption for the guilt that haunts him. Their desperate dreams are at stake in this searing story by one of America's greatest playwrights. "Uncommonly beautiful and the finest love story in American dramatic literature." - The Daily News.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Kenny Leon
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REVIEWS
The Experts Say...

Atlanta Jouranl Constitution
by Kathy Janich
October 13, 2000
Kathy sez "A Moon for the Misbegotten" is not one of Eugene O'Neill's best plays. " It's overloaded with setup: Meet each character, watch them play off each other in twos or threes or fours. Learn their motives, their faults, their fears. The payoff doesn't come until much later, when Jim and Josie spend a moonlit night together. And although we welcome its arrival, we
can't help feeling that we've waited too long and worked too hard to get there." She thought the acting was good.

Creative Loafing
by Curt Holman
October 18, 2000
Curt sez that "Moon" receives a "lengthy but often luminous treatment by the Alliance Theatre." He calls Nance Williamson's Josie "proud and dignified," and enjoyed Jerry Hardin's performance. He says that Portell has "90 percent success" as Tyrone but fails to make Tyrone seem as ravaged as he should. Kenny Leon "doesn't overcome the drawn-out quality of the play's jokes or interactions." However, he does say that "Leon does justice to the pain and tenderness in Eugene O'Neill's final work."

Southern Voice
by Jim Farmer
November 07, 2000
Jim sez that the first act is "comic, but the play gets deeper" as the performance goes on.


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