Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterpiece about a family’s undying love that may lead to their salvation or ruin.

Long Day’s Journey into Night

By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Darragh Kennan

Performed at the Center Theatre

February 16, 2021–March 14, 2021


The ultimate American family drama. Regret and resentment hang as thick as the Connecticut summer fog. During the course of one ordinary day, the Tyrone family walks an ever changing tightrope strung between truth and illusion. The aging matinee idol James Tyrone with his morphine-addicted wife, Mary, and two sons, Jamie and Edmund, unearth long-buried secrets forcing each to face the demons that plague them individually. Their unbreakable bonds of love, anger, and obligation may be their ruin or the final thing that saves their family.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. One of the all-time great American plays, Long Day’s Journey into Night is Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterpiece. It is a showcase for tour-de-force performances that offers a searing depiction of a family struggling to heal themselves and forgive each other.

A Masterwork of Undying Love. Darragh Kennan, a longtime favorite as an actor on our stages, makes his Seattle Shakespeare directing debut with this powerful and profound drama that O’Neill himself called “a play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood.”