Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sorry it's been such a long, long time. A good deal of it has been spent tackling this monster of a play, Long Day's Journey into Night, which just opened last weekend.
It's being done by Quotidian Theatre in Bethesda, and directed by Bob Bartlett, whom you may remember from his production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," where I met Laura.
I think this is a very fulfilling, challenging and committed piece of theater, and I hope you get to see it. If you do, please stop and say hi afterwards.
DCTheatreScene calls it "old-school theater at its best: passionate, honest, intense, complex, and demanding...In less competent hands, Long Day’s Journey would be melodrama, but Quotidian presents us with a show about real people, each of them struggling to save the people they love while keeping their own heads above water."
I play Jamie Tyrone, the cynical, alcoholic son of a faded matinee idol. Favorite line: "Not after I wash my face."
For more information on show times and directions, go the the theatre's web page.
Here's the brief blurb:
Long Day's Journey Into Night
O’Neill’s autobiographical masterpiece recounts the lives of the Tyrone family with a power unmatched on the American stage.
FEATURING: Michael Avolio, Andy Brownstein, Erika Imhoof, Steve LaRocque, and Stephanie Mumford.
DIRECTED BY: Bob Bartlett.
July 11 - August 10, 2008
Please note that evening performances for this production start at 7:30 pm, and matinees at 1:30 pm.