The O'Neill Festival Takes D.C. By Storm
Join us in a city-wide celebration of America's first master playwright, March 9-May 6. Here are some exciting highlights happening at Arena Stage to add to your calendar. Plus, explore the full listing of Festival events and purchase tickets online.
March 9-April 8
Return to an idyllic age of Americana in Eugene O’Neill’s unabashedly romantic and sweetly funny Ah, Wilderness! As the Connecticut-based Miller clan plans their traditional Fourth of July festivities, their dreamy-eyed middle child ... (Read more).
Long Day's Journey into Night
March 30-May 6
Meet the Tyrones: Like most resilient, American families, they have had their share of highs and lows – from celebrity and financial success to illness and loss. One fateful day, as their increasingly drunken hours slip by ... (Read more).
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS, NEW WORKS & STAGED READINGS
The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill
Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays
New York Neo Futurists
The New York Neo-Futurists release Eugene O’Neill’s stage directions from their dissertation prison and transform them into rip-roaring physical comedy – in under 90 minutes.
Taffety Punk’s Riot Grrrls
Anna’s back in the man’s world of the New York waterfront, looking for the father who abandoned her to want and abuse many years before. Taffety Punk’s Riot Grrrls offer a distinctive spin on the piece by casting Eugene O’Neill’s classic as an all-female production.
Begotten: O’Neill and the Harbor of Masks
As part of its partnership with Arena Stage, Georgetown University presents this original work starring local actor Rick Foucheux (Nat Miller in Ah, Wilderness!)and set in a mythic landscape that evokes Eugene O’Neill’s fascination with the Greek dramas.
Festival Info & Tickets