"Perfect for [this] time of year"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Jun 17 - Jul 23, 2017 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission

This summer, relive the fireworks of first-time love!

On July 4, fireworks aren’t the only flames burning for 16-year-old Richard Miller—whose passion for poetry is rivaled only by affection for Muriel, the girl of his dreams. When her father forbids the young couple from dating, Richard embarks on an evening of unexpected rebellion. Eugene O’Neill’s "warm-hearted, welcome dose of love and laughter" (Los Angeles Times) delightfully captures the bliss, adventure and angst of young romance.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

 

 

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Artists

By EUGENE O'NEILL, Directed by STEVE SCOTT

Cast

RANDALL NEWSOME - Nat Miller
ORA JONES - Essie Miller
TRAVIS A. KNIGHT - Arthur Miller
NIALL CUNNINGHAM - Richard Miller
ROCHELLE THERRIEN - Mildred Miller
MATTHEW ABRAHAM - Tommy Miller
LARRY BATES - Sid Davis
KATE FRY - Lily Miller
RICARDO GUTIERREZ - David McComber
AYSSETTE MUÑOZ - Muriel McComber
WILL ALLAN - Wint Selby
AMANDA DRINKALL - Belle
BRI SUDIA - Norah
JOE DEMPSEY - Bartender
BRET TUOMI - Salesman

Creative Team and Crew

TODD ROSENTHAL - Scenic Design
AMY CLARK - Costume Design
AARON SPIVEY - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY - Sound Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ERICA SARTINI-COMBS - Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
JONATHAN NOOK - Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Evokes the great pleasures of parenting"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Resonant and universal"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • ★★★★ (out of 5)

    - Time Out Chicago

  • "A vivid, comic portrait of politely rebellious youth"

    - Time Out Chicago

  • "A warm family comedy"

    - Time Out Chicago

  • "The love radiating through this play is irresistible"

    - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • "Beautiful...blissful"

    - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • "A lasting memory for theatergoers lucky enough to get to see this brilliant production"

    - Around the Town

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