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Long Day's Journey into Night

MAR 30 – MAY 6, 2012

By Eugene O'Neill

directed by Robin Phillips

in the Kreeger

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Photographer: Scott Suchman

 

The Eugene O'Neill Festival is generously sponsored by Joan and David Maxwell.

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Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips

My first visit to Arena Stage was back in the early 1970s, and I am thrilled to be directing here this season.

I first produced Long Day’s Journey into Night with Jessica Tandy and William Hutt at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, during the 1970s. I revived the production later during my term as the artistic director of the Stratford Festival, where it proved to be one of our most successful presentations.

I also directed the great Jessica Lange and Charles Dance in a production for London’s West End.

Now I am returning to the play again. I feel very fortunate to be working for this remarkable theater company and I am grateful to Artistic Director Molly Smith for inviting me, and making this opportunity possible.

I am so grateful for the chance to revisit this monumentally beautiful and tragic play.

What a pleasure the new experience promises to be.