"Garry Hynes’s revival for her Druid Theatre Company will no doubt storm the Dublin Theatre Festival in early October, and Marie Mullen’s performance as Mary Tyrone will be hailed there as the pinnacle achievement of her illustrious career.” Whatsonstage.com (Michael Coveney, UK Critic)
Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill opened to critical acclaim at Galway's Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, September 19thand has now opened at the Gaiety Theatre as one of the highlights of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival from October 2nd – 13th.
Druid has assembled an extraordinary company of some of the most acclaimed US and Irish actors, with James Cromwell (The Queen, LA Confidential) and Michael Esper (recently seen alongside Sigourney Weaver in Crazy Mary in New York) joining leading lights of the Irish stage Marie Mullen (Tony Award Winner for The Beauty Queen of Leenane) and Aidan Kelly (Julius Caesar, Terminus) and newcomer, Maude Fahy.
Eugene O'Neill is regarded as America's greatest dramatist and Long Day's Journey into Night his finest play. This Druid production is the first major Irish production for many years of a work in which O'Neill's Irish heritage plays a significant part. Taking place over the course of a single day and night in 1912, it is O’Neill’s journey into the night of the four embattled souls of the Tyrone family.
Directed by Garry Hynes
Designed by Francis O’Connor
Lighting Design by Davy Cunningham
Sound Design by John Leonard
Cast James Cromwell, Michael Esper, Maude Fahy, Aidan Kelly and Marie Mullen
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Wednesday 19 – Saturday 29 September 2007 7.30pm
Previews: Saturday 15, Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 September 2007 7.30pm
Tickets €25 (€20 Concession) Previews €16
For Booking call Town Hall Theatre Box Office 091 569 777 or book online here
Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, Gaiety Theatre
Wednesday 3 – Saturday 13 October 2007 7.00pm
Preview: Tuesday 2 October 2007
For Booking Call the Festival Box Office 01 677 8899
For more information see: www.dublintheatrefestival.com