This March is the kickoff for two-month citywide O’Neill festival. Ah, Wilderness! features an almost entirely local cast and runs from March 9 to April 8. O’Neill, who is better known for his darker stories, provides you with a joyous and truthful depiction of American family life at the turn of the 20th century.
The New York Times stated: "Return to an idyllic age of Americana in Eugene O’Neill’s unabashedly romantic and sweetly funny Ah, Wilderness! As the Connecticut-based Miller clan plans their traditional Fourth of July festivities, their dreamy-eyed middle child, Richard, is wrestling with cultural conventions, political uncertainty, the power of literature and the exquisite pain of love. The memories of family life were never so delicately portrayed as in O’Neill’s only comedy. His coming-of-age love letter to a simpler time astounded critics at its premiere as “one of his best works … alternately poignant and disarming”
This event will partner with education and arts organizations in the area, the festival runs March 9-May 6, 2012 and features three full-length productions and more than 20 readings, workshops, radio plays, lectures, panels, presentations and art exhibits. You can see the most up-to-date calendar of events here: http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/eugene-oneill-festival/index.shtml.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW
Washington DC 20024