Long Day’s Journey Into Night runs at the Weston Playhouse until September 3. This the the third in Weston’s Celebrating the Classics series. Bob and I saw the original production of Long Day’s Journey… on Broadway and have seen several productions since. However, as with Weston’s production last year of All My Sons, we gained new insight and appreciation of this masterwork by Eugene O’Neil. No one should think because they once saw a play, that they don’t have to see a different production of it. Each cast and director brings a fresh approach to the work, particularly if it is a play of the quality of this one. There will be a week of matinee performances for students who will be lucky for their first encounter with this play to be with this cast.
Bob and I were fortunate enough to interview Derek Smith who plays James Tyrone, the father of this tormented family. Derek generously saw us between the matinee and evening performances. Listen to our talk with him by clicking below.
Then go to the Weston Playhouse website to order tickets.
Click below on Weston 101 for more background information about the play and an interview with the director.