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Written by Eugene O'Neill

Directed by Thomas A. Power

From the program:

Eugene O'Neill was born in 1888 on Broadway in New York City, the son of the popular actor James O'Neill. His early education was obtained at several private schools in New England, with a single year of college at Princeton. During a period of almost 70 years, O'Neill wrote over 25 major . plays. The consensus today is that Desire Under the Elms is the most effective of O'Neill's plays. It has been described as both a domestic tragedy and . a sex tragedy and is distinctly American in tone and atmosphere. It is an extremely challenging drama for college students and University audiences.

Publication Date

Spring 1976


Gorham, ME


Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program, Tony Shalhoub

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Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History



Eben ... Tony Shalhoub

Peter ... Wayne Clark

Simeon ... Tom Labbe

Abbie ... Angela Byrnes

Cabot ... Reggie Groff

Townspeople ... Carol Spear, Debra Feeney,Mary Johnston, Michael Tooher, Jack Sullivan

The dancers in scene I, Act III are provided through the cooperation of the Cameron School of Ballet. The Cameron School was begun in the spring of 1968 by Miss Kristin Cameron. Miss Cameron, born in Wayles, received her training at the Wessex School in the ballet method of the Royal Academy of Dancing and is a Licentiate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing ..

Location: Box R10, Folder 1

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Desire Under the Elms



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