A Moon for the Misbegotten

Moon LogoWriten by EUGENE O'NEILL
Directed by ALISON C. VESELY
Performed April 1, 2009 ~ May 3, 2009




  • Best Production of a Midsized Play
  • Best Director, Alison C. Vesely
  • Best Actor in a Principal Role, Larry Neumann, Jr.
  • Best Scenic Design in a Midsized Play , Angela Miller

"remarkably affecting...when these two damaged souls take the huge step of letting down their emotional guards in the second act, that sagging front porch becomes a sacred temple."
-Chicago Tribune |read full review

"emotionally resonant...there's never a false note from this cast." (Four Stars)
-Daily Herald | read full review

"Alison C. Vesely's taut First Folio revival--staged in the drawing room of a mansion--is flawlessly executed."
-Chicago Reader | read full review

"This is a great play, masterfully directed by Alison C. Vesely, with three of the finest performances by Larry Neumann, Jr., Erin Noel Grennan and Christian Gray-that I've seen on stage in Chicago in many a moon! O'Neill would be proud of this production. It is one of the finest shows of 2009!"
-ChicagoCritic.Com | read full review

"Singular within O'Neill's body of work...it progresses into the heart of the pain beneath the laughter." - The New York Times



The Story

O'Neill's tale of loneliness, longing, and love, of the passion that brings two people together...and the gulf that separates them.

The Artists

The Cast

  • Erin Noel Grennan* as Josie Hogan
  • Christian Gray *± as Jim Tyrone
  • Larry Neumann, Jr.* as Phil Hogan
  • Ehren Fournier as T. Stedman Harder
  • Patrick Halley as Mike Hogan

The Artists

  • Alison C. Vesely ± - Director
  • Angela Miller ± -Set Design
  • Elsa Hiltner ± - Costume Design
  • Alec Bernstein - Lighting Design
  • Stanton Davis - Dialect Coach
  • Michael Goldberg ± - Movement Director

* indicates member of Actors Equity Association ± indicates First Folio Artistic Associate