Eugene O’Neill’s recently discovered “prequel” to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, read by members of the company.
Swetnam the Woman-Hater Arraigned by Women
A historic work especially relevant in current time. As promised by its title, Swetnam the Woman-Hater Arraigned by Women (published in 1620) depicts a group of women arraigning a character based on the historical misogynist Joseph Swetnam, author of the wildly popular pamphlet "The Arraignment of Lewd Idle and Froward Women" (1615). Deftly interweaving plot elements from romantic comedy with aspects of courtly drama, this anonymously authored, lively five-act play explores themes of slander, love, tyranny and justice.
The Sea and the Mirror
W.H. Auden’s poem The Sea and the Mirror is written in the voices of the characters of The Tempest, following the events of the play. The piece, which Auden called his greatest work, is given a reading by members of the Festival company. Hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino.