The Walnut Street Theatre Company performs Pulitzer Prize-winner Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Quick Center


Media Contact: Jennifer Prat, jprat@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2979

“O’Neill at the height of his powers — masterfully employing classical fundamentals to wring hauntingly poetic truths about love and self-delusion from gritty everyday experience.” — Los Angeles Times

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 27, 2016) — Two lost souls find hope and comfort under a lover's moon on the Fairfield University Quick Center stage, Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8 p.m., in Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten, in a performance by the Walnut Street Theatre.

Tickets are $40, $35, $30 and $5 for Fairfield University students. For tickets, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Master storyteller and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Eugene O’Neill demonstrates his prowess and lyrical touch in his final play. Published in 1943, it has been produced and performed five times on Broadway, and was adapted for television in a critically acclaimed 1975 production starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst.

Set in 1923 on a Connecticut tenant farm, a barren patch of earth, Josie Hogan is a boisterous woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation. It's been a hard and lonely life for Josie, who works the Tyrone farm with her bullying father. When the Tyrone matriarch dies, her son who has inherited the property, James Tyrone Jr., returns to the farm to settle the estate. One night, under the autumn moon, he opens his heart to Josie. Sparks fly and hope burns anew as two "misbegotten" people come together in this touching and heartbreaking drama.

A Moon for the Misbegotten is sponsored by The Westport Inn and Moffly Media.

Pictured: Angela Smith as Josie Hogan, Anthony Lawton as James Tyrone, Jr. Image credit: Mark Garvin

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Posted on January 27, 2016

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