Beyond the Horizon
O’Neil’s first Pulitzer Prize play scheduled for Playwrights’ Theatre on January 9 & 10
The play that put Eugene O’Neill on the map is scheduled for a staged reading in January. Beyond the Horizon, the 1920 play that opened the door of Broadway to O’Neill, will be presented by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation on Saturday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley (205 Railroad Avenue, Danville).
UPDATE: The Sunday performance is sold out. Please join us on Saturday.
Limited seating is available, and tickets at $25 per person may be purchased by CLICKING HERE. Beyond the Horizon is the follow-up to the O’Neill Festival’s sold-out run in September of Desire Under the Elms.
Beyond the Horizon was O’Neill first full length play, and opened on Broadway in February, 1920. The playwright was awarded his first Pulitzer Prize for Drama the same year.
This play as O’Neill’s first serious attempt at telling the story of a poet/dreamer struggling to balance his dreams with the responsibilities of life,” says Foundation artistic program chair Eric Fraisher Hayes. The play follows the lives of two brothers who grew up on a family farm. They spend their lives, each in a different way, seeking their own dreams in a world “beyond the horizon.” This theme was revisited by O’Neill in Desire Under the Elms a few years later where the two Cabot sons look to the light on the horizon and the better life it would bring.
CLICK HERE to order tickets online, or (925) 820-1818