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Posts by Eric Fraisher Hayes

Eugene O’Neill Winters in Los Angeles before Migrating North to Tao House this Fall


Published on April 13, 2017

  A Noise Within Theatre Company recently invited me to present on Eugene O’Neill in conjunction with their spring production of O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! The trip south represented a rare opportunity of which I am sure many Southern Californians were unaware. Not only was LA getting A Noise Within’s production of Ah, Wilderness!, but in […]

“Profiles in Courage: Men, Women and Mental Illness” at Playwrights’ Theater


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Theater, May 6-7 in Danville Two plays on a theme of mental illness and modern psychology mark the next Playwrights’ Theater event of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation in Danville.  The production will be presented in the Old Barn at the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site on May 6 and May 7. The May Playwrights’ Theater […]



Published on October 5, 2016

Dynamo delves into the search for a deity in a modern world. When conventional religious beliefs fail to help Ruben Light to reconnect with his lost mother, he finds the answer to his prayers through the worship of the tremendous power of electricity. This cautionary tale about the search to find one’s center in the ever-increasing […]

The Emperor Jones and N huge successes


Published on October 3, 2016

With several sold-out shows of The Emperor Jones and a great reception of the new play N, the 17th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival “Revolution” came to a close on October 2. The reviews were outstanding! “…a powerful portrait of a forceful figure that may have met his match in the most shadowy recesses of his […]

The Emperor Jones


Published on September 20, 2016

On November 1, 1920, the Provincetown Players and Eugene O’Neill became overnight sensations with the premiere of O’Neill’s play The Emperor Jones. The play’s premiere was significant in two ways. For the first time in mainstream American Theatre, there was a production featuring a full commitment to the principles of the Art Theatre movement. The […]