The Pulitzer Prize winning Eugene O’Neill play is the latest offering from Blue Bridge Theatre.
Considered one of the three most important American theatre pieces of the 20th Century, A LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is playwright O’Neill semi-autobiographical exploration of a highly dysfunctional family.
According to director Brian Richmond, “…He wrote this play in 1940, to more or less purge himself & to forgive his family.”
The monologue delivered by Ferry as James Tyrone Sr. is a theatre classic while Ferry’s wife, former Victoria resident Kyra Harper has the meaty role of morphine-addicted Mary Tyrone.
By Ferry’s account…”This is great play writing. You know that this writer thought very carefully about everything. It’s like overwhelming and in the end you’re like a dish rag, wrung out by the emotional rollercoaster.”
This lengthy production, about 3 hours & 45 minute with 2 intermissions is on stage at the Blue Bridge’s Roxy Theatre on Quadra til May 22nd.