The Wooster Group and New York City Players

The Wooster Group & New York City Players: Early Plays

Early Plays has the supreme realism of a dream...and, best of all, things that cannot be explained.” —The New Yorker

Los Angeles premiere

FEATURING THREE OF THE GLENCAIRN PLAYS BY EUGENE O’NEILL

DIRECTED BY RICHARD MAXWELL OF NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS
PRODUCED BY THE WOOSTER GROUP
WITH PERFORMERS FROM BOTH COMPANIES

 

The Wooster Group's director, Elizabeth LeCompte, invited Richard Maxwell of New York City Players to direct Eugene O’Neill’s early “Glencairn” plays—Bound East for Cardiff (1914), The Long Voyage Home (1917), and The Moon of the Caribbees (1918). The Early Plays takes O’Neill’s tales of sailors as a base to explore themes of longing and eternity. Dark episodes showing the underside of turn-of-the-century maritime life—brawls, dances and carousing—are staged with a quotidian grace, allowing these simple stories to resonate emotionally. The episodes are threaded together with haunting melodies written by Maxwell; the cast features performers from both companies.

 

REDCAT is offering a limited number of $25 tickets to the performance on Saturday, February 23 at 3 PM. These tickets will be made available for in-person sales at 12 PM noon prior to curtain at REDCAT's box office, limit two tickets per person. 

 

Early Plays is made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New England Foundation for the Arts

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 2/21
8:30 pm
$45$36$22
FRI 2/22
8:30 pm
$50$40$25
SAT 2/23
3:00 pm
$50$40$25
SAT 2/23
8:30 pm
$50$40$25
SUN 2/24
3:00 pm
$50$40$25

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff