PACIFIC RESIDENT THEATRE PRESENTS
A TOUCH OF THE POET
The Third Show of our Subscription Season!
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed By Robert Bailey
EXTENDED UNTIL FEB 12!!!!
A rarely produced work by 4-time Pulitzer Prize Winner EUGENE O’NEILL
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm
Sun at 3pm
Sat Feb 4th – 3pm matinee only
No show Sun Feb 5th
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“In drawing the story’s marvelously contradictory hero, O’Neill has distilled themes of Irish drama to something like their pure essence and lent them a sophisticated heartbreak all his own.” – Jeremy McCarter, New York Magazine
CAST: John Dittrick, Brendan Farrell, Julia Fletcher, Annika Foster, Anthony Foux, Ron Geren, August Grahn, Dennis Madden, Matt McKenzie, Julia McIlvaine, and Dalia Vosylius.
Producer: Dalia Vosylius and Victoria Pearlman
Set and Light Design by Dan Volonte
Costume Design: Sarah Zinsser and Audrey Eisner
Sound Design: Keith Stevenson
Graphic Design: Cori Allison
Stage Manager: Julianne Figueroa
A Touch of a Poet: A strong, bold production…one that goes deep into the play’s complex texture and ambiguities. A rare chance to see Eugene O’Neill’s last completed play” – Total Theater
Burning with the dramatic fire of irreconcilable passions and conflicting dreams, this rarely produced masterpiece by four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill is set in a tawdry tavern near Boston on the eve of Andrew Jackson’s election.
Irishman Con Melody drowns memories of his former greatness as a soldier and aristocrat in a dangerous stew of alcohol and regret, while his headstrong daughter struggles to win a better future for herself and her long-suffering mother. The play, which the New York Times dubbed “electric”, unleashes volcanic forces in a thrilling, unexpected climax.
A TOUCH OF THE POET Director, Robert Bailey Interview – Electric and Emotionally Gut Wrenching By Ester Benjamin Shifren