SPECIAL NOTICE

Desire Under the Elms

PLAYWRIGHT
Eugene O’Neill

DIRECTOR
Freddie Ashley

August 4 – August 28, 2022

A Landmark American Classic!

SYNOPSIS

In this scorching classic that pulses with the intensity of a fever dream, tyrannical patriarch Ephraim Cabot returns to his rural New England farm with a seductive new wife, Abbie, hoping to produce a new heir to the estate. Fearing disinheritance, his impetuous youngest son Eben hates his new stepmother. But hatred gives way to lust, unleashing tragic consequences on the Cabot family forever. One of the great masterworks by one of America’s most important dramatists.

“A FOUNDING MYTH OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY WRITTEN IN THE MOST GARGANTUAN TERMS.”

– Chicago Sun-TIMES

“Utterly Riveting”

– New York Times

“Not for the faint of heart ”

– Chicago Tribune

Cast & Creative Team

Jennifer Alice Acker

Director

BRIAN ASHTON SMITH

PETER

ALEXANDRA FICKEN

LYDIA

ROB CLEVELAND

COACH

GREG LLOYD

RAY UNDERSTUDY

COREY J. FINLEY

PETER UNDERSTUDY

ABBEY KINCHELOE

LYDIA UNDERSTUDY

JESSE SMITH

COACH UNDERSTUDY

PLAYWRIGHT

Eugene O'Neill

DIRECTOR

FREDDIE ASHLEY

PROPERTIES DESIGNER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

CHAD FENIMORE

CASTING DIRECTOR

SHEILA OLIVER

DIRECTOR

FREDDIE ASHLEY

COSTUME DESIGNER

NYROBI MOSS

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER

KRISTEN STORLA

CASTING ASSOCIATE

JUSTIN KALIN

SCENIC DESIGNER

SEAMUS M. BOURNE

SOUND DESIGNER

MIKAELA FRASER

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

​D. CONNOR MCVEY

STAGE MANAGER

EMMA PALMER MCVEY

ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER

KATE HOANG

RUNNING TIME

Two hours with one intermission

CONTENT ADVISORY

Contains adult language and situations.

SEATING

Actor’s Express may need to adjust reserved seating to maintain adequate social distancing. For that reason, all tickets will be held at will call.

PERFORMANCES

Previews

August 4 & 5 at 8 pm

Opening Night

August 6 at 8 pm

Regular Performances

August 7 – 28, 2022
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

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