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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 […]

From Stage to Live Broadcasts and Streaming


Published on September 27, 2016

At the inception of the sound era Eugene O’Neill wrote George Jean Nathan expressing the hope that “the day may come when there will develop a sort of Theatre Guild ‘talky’ organization that will be able to rely only on the big cities for its audiences.”[i] Unfortunately, during O’Neill’s lifetime film was primarily a form […]

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 […]

A Short History of Tao House
and East Bay Regional Park


Published on August 10, 2016

Eugene and Carlotta O’Neill purchased 158 acres of land, built their home, Tao House, and lived in Danville’s western hills from 1937-1944. In this isolated rural sanctuary with its views of the valley and Mount Diablo, he wrote his last, great plays. They sold the property to Arthur and Charlotte Miller who recalled that O’Neill […]