By Eugene O'Neill
Following the events of O'Neill's classic Long Day's Journey into Night, Moon for the Misbegotten brings James "Jamie" Tyrone, Jr., to the home of his tenant farmer, Phil Hogan, a salty Irish geezer. There he encounters, after years, Hogan's daughter, Josie. During one moonlit night, as the lovestruck Josie seems to claim him as her own, the truculent, drunken Jamie drowns in a wave of self-pity and remorse. This Tony Award winning play by Americaâ€™s greatest playwrights is considered one of the best plays of all time.
"Another beautiful play by O'Neill... a compelling piece for the theatre." â€” New York Daily News
ELISE HUDSON* (Josie): Playhouse on Park debut! New York: United Solo Festival 2016: LOOKING FOR LIGHTNING (bestseller); Gene Frankel Theatre: DRACULA; and various readings and workshops around the city. Regional: Trinity Repertory Company: Ghost of Christmas Past A CHRISTMAS CAROL; The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Olivia TWELFTH NIGHT, Lady Macduff/Witch MACBETH; Summer Rep Fest: Eliza THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE; Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Citizen CORIOLANUS; Peterborough Players: Susannah LAUGHING STOCK, Narrator SNOW WHITE; Lost Nation Theatre: Helena A MIDSUMMER NIGHTâ€™S DREAM. Brown/Trinity Rep MFA: Becky Lou THE TOOTH OF CRIME, Cherie BUS STOP, Lychorida/Diana PERICLES, Antonia MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Eve THE SERPENT, and others. Film: SOME FREAKS and others. TV credits: SHEâ€™S GOTTA HAVE IT (upcoming on Netflix) and A CRIME TO REMEMBER (Discovery ID). MFA from Brown/Trinity Rep and proud member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA. www.EliseHudsonActor.com. Love and thanks to the Hudsons and to Josh for being my biggest fans.
ANTHONY MARBLE* (James Tryone Jr.) Playhouse on Park debut! Regional: Denver Center Theatre Co., The Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, St Louis Repertory Theatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Co., San Jose Repertory Theatre, Indian Repertory Theatre. Film/TV The Big Short, Elvis & Nixon, The Magicians, Roots, Queen Sugar, NCIS: New Orleans, Underground, Monsterâ€™s Ball. MFA from Louisiana State University.
CONAN MCCARTY* (Phil Hogan) Playhouse on Park debut! NYTW: Brabantio/Duke US OTHELLO; Denver Theatre Center: Klaus FRANKENSTEIN; Manhattan Theatre Club: Old Man US FOOL FOR LOVE; St. Louis Shakespeare Festival: Enobarbus ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Verges MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Shadowland Stages: Mike GOOD PEOPLE; Kansas City Repertory: Roach WHEN I COME HOME TO DIE; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Worcester HENRY IV, PART ONE; Shakespeare Santa Cruz: Pistol HENRY IV, PART TWO.
THOMAS DANIELS (T. Stedman Harder) Playhouse on Park debut. Off-Broadway: John Spender RIPPER (premiere); Off-Off-Broadway: Brett ONE LOVE (premiere); Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Jim A CHILDS CHRISTMAS IN WALES; Lake Dillon Theatre Company: Moriarty SHERLOCK HOLMES THE FINAL ADVENTURE; Monomoy Theatre: Happy Loman DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Simon Bliss HAY FEVER, Phillip Lombard AND THEN THERE WERE NONE; Jenny Wiley Theatre: Jonathan Harker DRACULA. Thomas earned his BFA in Theatre from Marietta College and his MFA in Acting from Ohio University. www.thomasrdaniels.com.
MICHAEL HINTON (Mike Hogan) Playhouse on Park Debut! NY Theatre: Hip to Hip Theatre: Casca JULIUS CAESAR, Silvius TWELFTH NIGHT; 4th Street Theatre: Hardy STEEL BIRDS. UK Theatre: Tobacco Factory Theatre: Sir Lucius Oâ€™Trigger THE RIVALS. Flock Theatre: Romeo ROMEO AND JULIET, Macbeth MACBETH. Voice: Over 25 audiobook titles with Tantor Media. Training: MA from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Shakespeare and Company, Upright Citizens Brigade. A New London native, Michael is happy to be performing again in CT. www.MichaelHintonActor.com
JOSEPH DISCHER (Director) has been directing, casting and producing Shakespeare and classical productions for over twenty years. He is an associate artist at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where he was Associate Artistic Director from 2000-2012, and also functioned as casting director. The New York Times has called Mr. Discher’s productions “devastatingly effective,” “enchanting,” “beautiful,” “sensitively directed,” “staged with spirit and intelligence,” and “joyously funny.” He has worked with many prestigious actors from Broadway, film and television including Robert Cuccioli, Peter Dinklage, Ray Fisher, Edward Herrmann, Elizabeth McGovern, Josh Radnor and Derek Wilson. Most recently, he directed the off-Broadway premiere of Butler at 59E59, as well as regional productions at Barrington Stage Company and Majestic Theater, and the world premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company). Other directing credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Wittenberg, Our Town, Henry IV, Part One, To Kill A Mockingbird, Arms and the Man, The Grapes of Wrath, The Tempest, Amadeus, The Play’s the Thing, Cymbeline, Life of Galileo, Of Mice and Men, A Midwinter Night’s Dream, The Fantasticks, Twelfth Night, That Scoundrel Scapin, Travels With My Aunt, Much Ado About Nothing, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Romeo and Juliet, and Brecht’s The Visions of Simone Machard (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), The Weir, Red and As You Like It (Theatreworks, Colorado), Julius Caesar (The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), One Man Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theater).
Current projects: Ground Glass by Jonathan Kravets, and a stage adaptation of Christopher Moore’s novel “Fool” currently in process with the author. Mr. Discher is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers and Actors’ Equity Association. He has been a faculty member at Stella Adler Conservatory, and has also guest lectured at Actor’s Connection studios and The Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan, Denison University and Rutgers University. He serves as a private acting and audition coach in his spare time.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the profession union for actors and stage managers.