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May 5 – October 13 |
Opens May 30
Classic

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

by Eugene O’Neill
Director Miles Potter

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART ACHES.

In this searing cry from the heart, one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights paints a haunting portrait of his own emotionally damaged family as they struggle – under crushing burdens of guilt, resentment and dread – to maintain the unifying bonds of love.

House Program: Long Day's Journey Into Night

Please note that the Stratford Direct Bus departure time is extended to accommodate the show's runtime. 


Production support is generously provided by Alice & Tim Thornton.

Support for the 2018 season of the Studio Theatre is generously provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado.

2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Seana McKenna
    Mary Cavan Tyrone

    2018: Mary Cavan Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar. 27th season. Ms. McKenna's year began with Lear: playing the monarch for the Groundling Theatre Company in Toronto, and then directing King Lear for The Shakespeare Company in Calgary. She also teaches at The American Conservatory Theatre, where she has starred in Testament, Napoli Milionaria and Phèdre. Among her 54 roles at Stratford are the Madwoman of Chaillot, Juliet, her Nurse, Mother Courage, Dolly Levi, Dotty Otley, Medea, Amanda Wingfield, Queen Elizabeth I, Katharina the Shrew and Richard III. She has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards (acting: Orpheus Descending, Saint Joan; directing: Valley Song), a Jessie (Wit), a Genie (The Hanging Garden), an Honorary MFA in Acting from ACT in San Francisco, a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

    Scott Wentworth
    James Tyrone

    2018: Director of Julius Caesar. James Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night. 24th season. Stratford: Recent favourites include the title role in John Gabriel Borkman, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and The Ragman in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Directing credits include both parts of Henry IV (2001), The Adventures of Pericles (2015) and last season's Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: During the off-season, he played Goldberg in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at ACT in San Francisco. Et cetera: Mr. Wentworth is a Tony- and Olivier-nominated theatre artist whose work has been celebrated on Broadway, in London's West End and in theatres across the U.S. and Canada.

    Charlie Gallant
    Edmund Tyrone
     2018: Edmund Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Clitus, Octavius's Servant in Julius Caesar. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Charlie has enjoyed four seasons at the Shaw Festival and five seasons at Bard on the Beach, and has worked in theatres across Canada such as Groundling, RMTC, Citadel, Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club and Belfry. Highlights include Proteus in Two Gents (BOTB), Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher (Shaw), Lt. Kaffee in A Few Good Men (Citadel/RMTC), Brindsley in Black Comedy (Arts Club), Jean in December Man (Green Thumb), Jude in Snowman (Rumble). Film/TV: Murdoch Mysteries, The Passenger (CFC), recurring in The Strain (FX), Fringe (FOX), Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief (FOX 2000). Training: Studio 58. Awards: Two Jessie Awards, several scholarships and nominations. Et cetera: Charlie moonlights as a musician, dancer, writer, director, filmmaker and collaborator. As ever, buoyed and made better by Kate.
    Amy Keating
    Cathleen
     2018: Cathleen in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Antony's Servant in Julius Caesar. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: A City (Necessary Angel); Hand to God (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Wormwood (Tarragon Theatre); I, Claudia (Talk is Free Theatre); The Amish Project (GreenLight Arts); TomorrowLove™, Mr. Burns, Passion Play, Mr. Marmalade (Outside the March); New Jerusalem (HGJT); After Miss Julie (Red One Theatre); Pacamambo (Canadian Rep); Agamemnon (Next Stage); The Importance of Being Earnest (Capitol Theatre). Training: University of Alberta. Awards: Dora Award (Outstanding Ensemble, Passion Play). Online: Twitter: @AmyKeating3. Instagram: @lil_keats. Et cetera: Amy is a founding member of Outside the March, an award-winning site-specific theatre company in Toronto. She would like to dedicate this season to her family, her agent, Jess, her partner, Mitchell, and her best friend, Faye.
    Gordon S. Miller
    James Tyrone Jr.

    2018: James Tyrone Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night and God the Son in Paradise Lost. 12th season. Stratford (selected): Pentheus (Bakkhai), Laurent (Tartuffe), Fabian (Twelfth Night), Biondello (The Taming of the Shrew), Williams (Possible Worlds), Scrub (The Beaux' Stratagem), Andrei (Three Sisters), Apollodorus (Caesar and Cleopatra), Roderigo (Othello) and Flaminius (Timon of Athens). Elsewhere: A&R Angels (Crow's Theatre); Pride and Prejudice, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); A Doll's House (Montgomery/TNB). Film/TV: Dmitri in the award-winning miniseries Fargo (Season 1; Best Miniseries: Emmy, Golden Globe), Suits, Republic of Doyle, The Ron James Show, Warehouse 13, Lost Girl. Training: National Theatre School of Canada; Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Awards: Tyrone Guthrie Award (2003, 2007), John Hirsch Award (2004) and the inaugural recipient of the Richard Monette Travel Grant (2009).

    Rodrigo Beilfuss
    Understudy

    2018: Angelo in The Comedy of Errors and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Third season. Stratford: Young Siward in Macbeth, Frank Lubey in All My Sons, Fellow Countryman in The Aeneid, Jeweller in Timon of Athens, Tomazo de Piracquo in The Changeling and Small Investor/Press Agent in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Elsewhere (selected): Hamlet (Bravura Theatre), Sea Wall (Theatre by the River), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Ruins), The Winter's Tale (Tom-Tom), Measure for Measure (LAMDA). Director: Lungs, Cock, Generous and Bull (TBTR), The Duck Variations, Pariah, About Love & Champagne (Fancy Bred) and Private Lives (assistant director - RMTC). Training: The University of Winnipeg, LAMDA, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: rodrigobeilfuss.com; @RBeilfuss. Et cetera: Curiously, this is Rodrigo's third time playing a jeweller in the Shakespearean canon. Tragically, Rodrigo is allergic to all metals. 

    Devin MacKinnon
    Understudy
    2018: Balthasar in The Comedy of Errors Death, Ithuriel in Paradise Lost  and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Crime Does Not Pay (Downstage); Naughty...but Nice! (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); Liberation Days, The Mary Celeste, Nothing Less!, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Two Planks and a Passion); Spelling 2-5-5 (Carousel Players); Last Christmas (New Curtain); Hamlet, Godhead (Sunset Theatre); The Winter's Tale, Cloud 9, Scorched, The Liar, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Andersons (NTS). Film/TV: Principal in It's Not You… (Don McKellar). Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Betty nomination for Crime Does Not Pay (Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical). Et cetera: Thanks to Mom, Wayne-O, the Talent House team and Michaela.
    Amelia Sargisson
    Understudy
    2018: Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, Eve in Paradise Lost  and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Constanze in Amadeus (TIFT); The 39 Steps and The Madonna Painter (Centaur Theatre); Viola/Cordelia in Twelfth Night/King Lear (Canadian Stage); The Watershed and Seeds (Crow's Theatre/Porte Parole); The Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon Theatre); Philomela in If We Were Birds (Imago Theatre - META nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress); Jamie in The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Carousel Players); Les Moutons and Camping Royale (CORPUS); six seasons of Shakespeare-in-the-Park (Repercussion Theatre). Training: Ryerson Theatre School. Awards: Faculty Award of Excellence and Louis Taube Memorial Award (Ryerson); Cartes Premières Award for Best Actress for Laurel in down from heaven (Imago Theatre); Spotlight Award for The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight (SummerWorks). Et cetera: Co-author, with nisha ahuja, of 30 People Watching, published in ReView: An anthology of plays committed to social justice. Online: @akathesarge.
    Michael Spencer-Davis
    Understudy

    2018: Belial, Raphael in Paradise Lost and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. Eighth season. Stratford: Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Shakespeare in Love, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Aeneid, Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, Beaux' Stratagem, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeare's Universe. Elsewhere: Jerusalem (Outside the March/Company Theatre); Silence, Art (Grand Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Western Canada Theatre); Hound of the Baskervilles, Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); The Castle (Storefront); Pitmen Painters, Boeing Boeing (Theatre Aquarius); Vigil, Lawrence and Holloman (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Having Hope at Home (Neptune); Twelfth Night, The Tempest (Hartford Stage); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Calgary/NAC); The Lonely Diner (Blyth Festival); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (NAC); Macbeth, Othello (NAC/Citadel); The Elephant Man, Heaven (Canadian Stage); The Real Thing (RMTC); Einstein's Gift (Citadel). Online: michaelspencerdavis.com.

    Jane Spidell
    Understudy
    2018: Merchant 2 in The Comedy of Errors and understudy in Long Day's Journey Into Night. 11th season. Stratford: The Physicists, Pericles, The Trojan Women, The Swanne, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet. Elsewhere: The Wedding Party (Crow's); The River (Coal Mine); The Africa Trilogy (Volcano/Luminato); The Real World?, Rune Arlidge, Lion in the Streets, Motel Hélène (Tarragon); Body and Soul, Blood (Passe Muraille); Escape from Happiness, Adult Entertainment (Factory); Doc, Leaving Home, The Price, The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Miss Julie (Soulpepper); Macbeth, Othello (NAC); A Moon for the Misbegotten (Centaur); Streetcar Named Desire, How I Learned to Drive, Suddenly Last Summer (Citadel). Film/TV: Remember, One Week, Men With Brooms, The Detail, Reign, Orphan Black, Remedy, Saving Hope, King, Slings and Arrows. Awards: Six Dora nominations, two awards; Amelia Hall Guthrie. Et cetera: Endless love for my two beautiful daughters.
    Miles Potter
    Director
    2018: Director of Long Day's Journey Into Night. 14th season. Stratford: Director: The Physicists, Medea, Romeo and Juliet, Good Mother, The Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Shakespeare's Will, The Three Musketeers, Richard III (with Seana McKenna as the King). Miles's first season at Stratford was as an actor playing Caliban in John Hirsch's production of The Tempest. He has proudly directed plays on all of the Festival's stages. Elsewhere: Productions at virtually all of Canada's major theatres, including 16 productions for the Manitoba Theatre Centre and three commercial shows for Mirvish Productions. Awards: Dora Award, The Drawer Boy (Toronto); Jessie Award, The Taming of the Shrew (Vancouver); Masque Award, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Montreal). Recent: The Audience (Theatre Calgary), 1979 (ATP). Upcoming: The New Canadian Curling Club by Mark Crawford (Blyth).
    Peter Hartwell
    Set Designer
    2018: Set designer of Long Day's Journey Into Night. 11th season. Stratford: The Physicists, King of Thieves, Fuente Ovejuna, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, The Threepenny Opera, Good Mother, Inherit the Wind, Medea and the set for Twelfth Night. Elsewhere: In Canada, designed shows for the Shaw Festival (over 20 seasons) and regional theatres across the country. In the United Kingdom, designed for The Royal Court Theatre, Joint Stock Theatre Company, Out of Joint, The National Theatre (as it then was), The RSC, and in the West End. In the U.S.A., designed shows for the Public Theatre N.Y.C., The Folger Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf and was on Broadway with a show for about 10 minutes. Elsewhere: Designed shows in Poland, Russia, Germany, Australia and a show in Turkey that was a complete bust. Training: The Sadler's Wells Opera Theatre Design Course.
    Gillian Gallow
    Costume Designer
     2018: Costume designer of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Eighth season. Stratford: Costumes, The Physicists and The Three Musketeers; set and costumes, Hirsch; and four seasons as an assistant designer. Elsewhere: Upcoming: Gillian is designing costumes for Hadrian with the Canadian Opera Company. Other designs include Louis Riel (costumes, COC); Stage Kiss and An Octoroon (set/costumes, Shaw Festival); Idomeneus (costumes, Soulpepper); King Lear (set/costumes, NAC); Mary Poppins (costumes, Citadel/Theatre Calgary); A Christmas Carol (set, RMTC); Million Dollar Quartet and Hand to God (set/costumes, RMTC); Seminar (set/costumes, RMTC and Mirvish); God of Carnage (set/costumes, RMTC/Vancouver Playhouse); Night (set/costumes, Human Cargo/NAC); The Road to Paradise (set/costumes, Human Cargo);  Appetite (Volcano/TPM) and The Mill (set, Theatrefront). Awards: Gillian is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
    Steve Lucas
    Lighting Designer
     2018: Lighting designer of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Second season. Stratford: Lighting designer of The Physicists. Elsewhere: 1979 (GCTC, Shaw Festival); Of Marriage and Men (Shaw Festival); 2 Pianos 4 Hands (original production and tours); The Drawer Boy (original production and tour, Theatre Passe Muraille); The Syringa Tree (The Grand Theatre); Rope Enough (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); The Real McCoy (Factory Theatre); Timecode Break (Toronto Dance Theatre); The Pigeon King (Blyth Festival); Step Right Up! (Theatre Orangeville); 7 Important Things (STO Union); BREATH[e] (Theatre 2.0); Shadowball (AGO); Heisenberg (Canadian Stage); Fool for Love (Soulpepper); 2014 Festival Hub (Luminato Festival); Fun House (Nuit Blanche). Awards: Four Dora Awards, 31 Dora Award nominations, MECCA Award (Montreal). Et cetera: Steve and his beautiful family live beside the Noisy River, just outside of Creemore, in a converted 180-year-old barn.
    Verne Good
    Sound Designer
    2018: Sound designer of Long Day's Journey Into Night, To Kill a Mockingbird and Julius Caesar. Sixth season. Stratford: Past seasons include sound designs for Romeo and Juliet, Pericles and Hirsch; associate sound designer of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Elsewhere: Recent favourites include sound designs for The Other Side of the Game (Cahoots/Obsidian);The Pigeon King, Berlin Blues (Blyth); The 39 Steps (Dora nomination), The Heidi Chronicles (Soulpepper); Up the Garden Path (Obsidian); Art, The Mountaintop (The Grand); Was Spring, Communion (Tarragon); Queer Bathroom Stories (Buddies in Bad Times); Free as Injuns (Native Earth); sound design and composition for Outside, Birds of a Feather, Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls (Roseneath); Tick (Carousel Players); The Red Queen, Stockholm (Seventh Stage Productions); You Will Remember Me, The Normal Heart (Studio 180); The Atomic Weight of Happiness (StandUp Dance). Training: Bishop's University, National Theatre School of Canada.
    Jennifer Stewart
    Assistant Director
     2018: Assistant director of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Eighth season. Stratford: HMS Pinafore, Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, The Imaginary Invalid, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale. Elsewhere: Director: The Shape of a Girl (Calder Theatre, London, U.K.); The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie (Talk Is Free Theatre); Emily, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Best of Enemies, The Heiress (Bluff City Theater, Hannibal, Missouri); Hairspray (YES Theatre); Shakespeare's Women (Theatre Sheridan). Assistant director: The Wedding Party (Crow's Theatre). Actor: Mirvish, Drayton, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Aquarius, Grand Theatre, YES, NAC, YPT, Charlottetown Festival. Et cetera: MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15/University of Essex in London, U.K. Graduate of the Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan Institute. Artistic Director for Strictly Stratford: The Theatre Project. In memory of Nancy Hale.
    Bona Duncan
    Stage Manager
     2018: Stage manager of Long Day's Journey Into Night. 18th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Bakkhai, Tartuffe, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Taming of the Shrew, King John, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac, Zastrozzi, All's Well That Ends Well, Fanny Kemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Electra, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hamlet. Production stage manager: Studio and Avon theatres. Assistant stage manager: Antony and Cleopatra, The Matchmaker, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. Elsewhere: Bona is grateful to have worked across our country. Training: Technical Production, National Theatre School of Canada; BA from Bishop's University. Et cetera: Bona lives in Stratford with her husband, Daniel, and their daughter, Georgia.
    Bruno Gonsalves
    Assistant Stage Manager
     2018: Assistant stage manager of Long Day's Journey Into Night and Julius Caesar. 27th season. Stratford: Selected productions: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Palmer Park, The Trojan Women, Henry IV, Part 1, Wingfield's Inferno, Cymbeline, No Exit, The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet, Tempest-Tost, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Wingfield Unbound, The Boy Friend, Tartuffe, HMS Pinafore, The Physicists, The Alchemist, The Matchmaker, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Waiting for Godot, Sweet Bird of Youth, Romeo and Juliet, The Gondoliers, King John, Bacchae, The Merchant of Venice, Uncle Vanya, Bonjour, là, Bonjour. Elsewhere: Grand Theatre, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Young People's Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, Tarragon Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse and Mirvish.
    Marie Fewer-Muncic
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and stage manager of Julius Caesar. 12th season. Stratford: Stage manager: Romeo and Juliet (2017), Bunny, Possible Worlds, Hirsch. Assistant stage manager: Tartuffe, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, Macbeth, Rice Boy, Romeo and Juliet (2008), Caesar and Cleopatra, My One and Only, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Duchess of Malfi, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Apprentice stage manager: Noises Off. Elsewhere: Theatre Sheridan, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Erindale, Theatre Direct Canada/Eldritch Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille/Obsidian Theatre Company, Bluewater Summer Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival. Training: Sheridan College. Et cetera: Much love to Emily and Michael.
    Angela Marshall
    Production Stage Manager
     2018: Production stage manager of the Studio Theatre and assistant stage manager of An Ideal Husband. 18th season. Stratford: Highlights include Guys and Dolls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, Taking Shakespeare, Henry V, Jacques Brel, Forum, The Trojan Women, Palmer Park, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, The Liar, Orpheus Descending, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, King Henry VIII, The King and I, Private Lives and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: Favourites: Einstein's Gift (The Grand Theatre); Trying (Manitoba Theatre Centre); Sylvia (Globe Theatre); Dear Santa (Theatre New Brunswick); The All Night Strut! (Stirling Festival Theatre); Flying on Her Own (Neptune Theatre); Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun (Theatre Orangeville); Mamma Mia! (Mirvish Productions); Godspell (Waterloo Stage). Et cetera: Angela thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.

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