“AN ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE”
by Eugene O’NeillDirector 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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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