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Invitation Only Theater Company In Residence 2019

Addiction Performance Project at Odyssey House

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About the play

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'neill

    Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night depicts the struggles of Mary Tyrone, a woman who abuses prescription painkillers and relapses into full-blown morphine addiction. It is also the story of how Mary's addiction rips her family apart, as her morphine use slowly becomes apparent to her husband and two sons. It is widely believed that Long Day's Journey into Night is an autobiographical play, and that the troubled characters in it are based on members of O'Neill's own family, including his mother, Ella, who struggled with morphine addiction for most of her life. In his dedication of the play to his wife Carlotta, O'Neill states that it is a "play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood," and that he wrote it "with deep pity and understanding and forgiveness for all the four haunted Tyrones." O'Neill wrote the play for personal reasons, and the Addiction Performance Project present the plays to diverse audiences to elicit personal responses and candid discussion about addiction.

Cast Members

  • Kathryn Erbe Headshot

    Kathryn Erbe

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

  • Chinaza Uche Headshot

    Chinaza Uche

  • Reed Birney Headshot

    Reed Birney

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