"Utterly riveting"
– THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 17 – March 1, 2009 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 1 hour and 45 minutes

Sparked by the dark hollows and brilliant imaginings of his subconscious, master playwright Eugene O'Neill conceived Desire Under the Elms as he slept one night, resulting in a work with the powerful emotional pitch of a fever dream. Elder Ephraim Cabot returns to his remote New England farm with his third wifethe young, alluring, headstrong Abbiesetting his three disapproving grown sons on an emotional rollercoaster and bitter fight for their inheritance. When Ephraim's youngest son Eben sets his sights on Abbie, the resulting tempest brings tragic consequences. First produced in 1924, Desire Under the Elms hauntingly mingles love and loathing, and has been praised for its "poetry and terrible beauty" (The New York Times).

 

 
Artists

By EUGENE O'NEILL, Directed by ROBERT FALLS

Cast

BRIAN DENNEHY - Ephraim Cabot
CARLA GUGINO - Abbie Putnam
BORIS MCGIVER - Peter Cabot
PABLO SCHREIBER - Eben Cabot
DANIEL STEWART SHERMAN - Simeon Cabot

Creative Team and Crew

WALT SPANGLER - Scenic Design
ANA KUZMANIC - Costume Design
MICHAEL PHILIPPI - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY- Sound Design and Original Music
LINDA GATES - Vocal and Dialect Coach
NEENA ARNDT and TANYA PALMER - Dramaturgs
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager