A Moon for the Misbegotten | Writers Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

A Moon for the Misbegotten Recommended The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 18 2018

Bethany Thomas gives a galvanic, heart-wrenching performance as Josie Hogan, a daughter who tries to be everything to everyone only to leave herself with nothing. Eugene O’Neill’s 1943 tragedy, set on an imperiled tenant farm in 1920s Connecticut, is given extra contemporary resonance by director William Brown’s innovative casting. Making the Hogan clan African-American rather than Irish allows Brown to put the class and economic conflicts underlying the narrative into even sharper relief without changing a word of O’Neill’s text. All the men in Josie's life flee or let her down, and the world beyond the farm offers little but hostility, yet she still dares to dream that everything will work out and we dream along with her, knowing full well nothing will come of it. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $50-$80

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