Eugene O'Neill's final play, "A Moon for the Misbegotten" - a sequel to his "Long Day's Journey Into Night" - will be presented Jan. 3-22 by the New Shakespeare Players in Walker Hall on the Westminster College campus.
Completed in 1943, the drama focuses on O'Neill's older brother, Jamie, his passions and his disappointments in life. Central to the story is Josie, a neighboring farm girl, who is (by her own admission) rough tongued and big as a cow. These mismatched souls reach out to each other one moonlit night for comfort and strength.Directed by Gail McCulloch, the NSP cast includes Barbara Smith as Josie, Russ Lees as Jim Tyrone, Barry Lessinger as Phil Hogan, along with Gary Anderson and Rett Neale.
McCulloch is professor of theater at Westminster College.
"The language of `A Moon for the Misbegotten' is rich with poetry and imagery. It demonstrates clearly the qualities that made O'Neill a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright," according to McCulloch.
Tickets are $7 (regular admission), and $4.50 for senior citizens or students. Curtain is 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are recommended. Call 583-6520.