April 21 – June 17, 2012
4 hours and 45 minutes, including 3 intermissions
Eugene O'Neill's towering masterpiece becomes a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event, featuring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy.
Welcome to Harry Hope's saloon, home to a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers who today celebrate the arrival of Hickey, the charismatic traveling salesman whose raucous presence always ensures a grand good time. But when a newly sober Hickey blows in with a renewed outlook on life, his zealous attempts to fix the lives of his old friends lead to a series of events that are at once devastatingly comic and heartbreaking—and culminate with a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their lives. O'Neill's monumental drama is an unparalleled theatrical journey, "as corrosive as rotgut whiskey, as morbidly funny as a funeral gone amok, as hallucinatory as an alcohol-fueled excursion into purgatory" (Chicago Sun-Times).