Robert O’Hara to direct Eugene O’Neill play ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’
The play will run for six weeks at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
The Eugene O’Neill play Long Day’s Journey into Night will receive an off-Broadway revival next year. Audible Theater will produce Long Day’s Journey into Night, with previews at the Minetta Lane Theatre from January 11, ahead of an opening night on January 23 and performances to February 20.
Set at a Connecticut seaside town in 1912, Long Day’s Journey into Night centres around the Tyrone family. The family are dealing with numerous problems, including wife Mary’s morphine addiction. Long Day’s Journey into Night is inspired by Eugene O’Neill’s upbringing, and was published posthumously in 1956.
Bill Camp will play James Tyrone. Camp recently starred as Mr. Shaibel in The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, but has also starred in The Crucible and Death of a Salesman on Broadway. Elizabeth Marvel, Camp’s husband, will play Mary Tyrone. On Broadway, Marvel has starred in Top Girls and Picnic, but has also been in television shows such as House of Cards and Unbelievable.
Ato Blankson-Wood will play Edmund Tyrone. Blankson-Wood is currently nominated for a Tony Award for playing Gary in Slave Play. Casting for the role of Jamie Tyrone is to be announced.
Slave Play director Robert O’Hara will direct Long Day’s Journey into Night. Speaking about his latest project, O’Hara commented: “The trauma of isolation, addiction and disease rang loud and clear throughout the past year… Long Day’s Journey into Night may resonate even more now than at any other time in its history.”
The creative team includes scenic and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Alex Jainchill and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.
Photo credit: Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood and Bill Camp (Photos by Maura Hooper, Brad Trent and courtesy of Boneau / Bryan-Brown)