Our Mission

The mission of the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House, is to celebrate and promote the vision and legacy of Eugene O'Neill, America's foremost playwright.

To achieve its mission, the foundation collaborates with the National Park Service in restoring and preserving Tao House, providing for future generations a memorial that:

  • Perpetuates the vision of Eugene O'Neill
  • Provides artistic and educational programs which focus on Eugene
    O'Neill's contribution to theatre in America and the world.
  • Maintains a research library which collects, preserves and exhibits
    books, photos and artifacts related to Eugene O'Neill and the American theatre.

Tao House is located in Danville, California, at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, a National Park Service unit.

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Eugene O’Neill’s
the 15th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival, September 19-28
All performances of ICEMAN are SOLD OUT!

The 15th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival was the most popular ever. “The Art of the Escape” drew wide interest and attention.

All performances of the O’Neill classic THE ICEMAN COMETH are sold out. Sorry, if you weren’t able to get tickets, and hope you’ll join us again for next year’s Festival.

Role Players Ensemble’s production of Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF played to large audiences at each performance at the Village Theatre.

A few tickets remain for “TRUTH, LIES & ILLUSIONS” – a showcase by eight Bay Area theatre companies on the theme of “The Art of the Escape” in the Old Barn at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site. Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to reserve tickets online. Admission $25.

“The Art of the Escape” exhibit continues through September 28 at the Village Art Gallery.

A walking tour of “The Secrets of O’Neill in Danville” is planned for Saturday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m., led by docents from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley (205 Railroad Avenue). Meet at the Museum. No charge.

Our thanks go to all who enjoyed this year’s Eugene O’Neill Festival. Watch for future events. A special thanks goes to our members and supporters.

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