A Moon for the Misbegotten
by Eugene O’Neill
Josie Hogan is a strong woman, with a sharp tongue and a reputation. She is the rock that holds together her family farm. When the fate of the farm is rumored to be at risk, Josie and her conniving father scheme to trap their landlord, Jim Tyrone, into assuring their future on the property. But, Josie has eyes for Tyrone, and perhaps he returns her feelings. Love, desire and betrayal vie for dominance in this classic story by one of our greatest American playwrights.
Please Note: The dates for A Moon for the Misbegotten have changed. The production will begin previews on Saturday April 6th and run through Sunday May 5th.
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Meet the Cast
Claire began her acting career in the UK. Among her favorite UK productions are The Trojan Women – MAC Theatre Co. (Hecuba), Women of the Sidhe – Associated Gate Theatre (Narrator) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena) along with some fun television appearances. Since her arrival in the U.S. she has appeared in two Off-Broadway shows, Engaging Shaw with the Abingdon Theatre (Charlotte Payne-Townsend) and The Libertine with Playhouse Creatures (Molly Luscombe/Mrs Will). Other New York and Regional Credits include Mary Stuart – Theatreworks (Mary), Hamlet – The Shakespeare Forum (Player King), Lost In Yonkers – New Harmony Theatre (Bella), Romeo and Juliet with Stoneham Theatre (Lady Capulet), Humble Boy – Boston Publick (Rosie Pye) and The Homecoming – Harold Pinter Celebration – Shakespeare and Company. She starred in the films Freedom Fighter, The Factory and Departure and the T.V. documentary Jack the Ripper – An Ongoing Mystery for the Discovery Channel. You can also hear her as the voice of the Open Technology Fund Website.
Claire obtained a BA Honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham in the UK and is an aluma of the Intensive Actor Training Program at Shakespeare and Company.
She is the Associate Director of Education for the Shakespeare Forum. Always KAL.
David Sedgwick (James Tyrone) – Luna Stage debut. Off-Broadway: Hamlet (Pearl Theatre). Off-off: Twelfth Night, Scotch Kiss, Three Sisters (Seeing Place); Telephone Call for Francine Stein (Workshop); Standards of Decency 3 (Blue Coyote); Dear Ruth (Retro Productions); What the Butler Saw (Gallery Players); The Fourth Estate, Mr. Sensitivity (NY Fringe); The Mushroom Pickers (Alloy); Misalliance (New York Classical); The Bishop and the Boys (Beckmann, ATA); As You Like It (Reduxion); King Lear (Boomerang). Regional: Shining City (Shadow Lawn Stage); Darkness to Light (12 Miles West); A Wedding Story (Stageworks/Hudson). International: Arcadia; A Doll’s House; True West; Amadeus; Dial M for Murder; Macbeth; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Red Roses & Petrol. Film/TV: Gertrude Stein’s ‘Brewsie and Willie’; The Way of Justice; Moments of Clarity; Mirror, Mirror; All My Children; As the World Turns; One Life to Live. Training: BFA (Theatre Nepean, Sydney); Primary Stages ESPA; LAByrinth; T. Schreiber Studios. See www.davidsedgwick.com for more information. All my love to Jennifer and big thanks to Bernard; thank you for all your support!
NY: Long Day’s Journey into Night at Irish Repertory Theatre, director Charlotte Moore; Temporal Powers, The Mint Theatre Co., dir. Jonathan Banks; After the Ball, Irish Rep, dir. Tony Walton; Apple Cove, Julia Miles Theatre, dir. Gio Sardelli; Woyzeck, Ensemble Studio Theatre (Woyzeck); Bella, Lincoln Center; The Milk of Paradise, The Women’s Project, dir. Joan Vail Thorne; Twelfth Night, Phoenix Theatre Co., dir. John Barton, RSC; Paint Your Wagon, Musicals Tonight; Salvation, God of Carnage, Hudson Stage.
Regional Stage: The Great American Mousical and The Boyfriend, both directed by Julie Andrews: Mame; Where’s Charley?;On the 20th Century; Brigadoon; 1776; Cole Porter’s Red, Hot and Blue! — all at Goodspeed Opera House. Shenandoah, W.V. Public Theatre; Hamlet, N.J. Shakespeare Fest.; Song of Singapore, Piper’s Alley, Chicago; A Christmas Carol, Indiana Repertory Theatre (Scrooge x 2); The Herbal Bed, Indiana Rep; Three Musketeers, Apple Tree Theatre, Chicago.
Film: Reasons, Falling in Love, A Chorus Line
TV: 30 Rock; Law & Order; Ryan’s Hope 1980-81, One Life to Live, All My Children.
Kenneth Boys (T. Stedman Harder) is beyond thrilled to return to Luna Stage after a 9 year absence. Previous Luna credits: GHOSTS (Pastor Manders); THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK (Dr. Lenn); DRAGONS (Charlemagne); FRIENDS AND RELATIONS (Herbert / Mr. Manning); RAPTURE (Father Ruggeri). Most recently he played both Mrs. Dilber and Jacob Marley in “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” at the John W. Engeman Theater. Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tours include: RAGGEDY ANN (Pat Birch, Dir.); CAMELOT (Mordred opposite Robert Goulet); GREAT EXPECTATIONS (with Kathleen Chalfant); APPLE PIE (with Robert Guillaume); THE FANTASTICKS (with John Davidson); THE GRAND TOUR (Jewish Rep); SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL (Lortel Theatre); ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Lortel Theatre); WALK TWO MOONS (Lortel Theatre); T.N.T. (Players Theatre); YOUNG RUBE (Theatre At St. Peters). Regional: MARY STUART (Pittsburgh Public); AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Virginia Stage Co.); SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL (Dallas Theatre Center); BLITHE SPIRIT (Bristol Riverside Theatre); COMMUNICATING DOORS (Bristol Riverside Theatre); THE CHERRY ORCHARD (with Keir Dullea); HAMLET (directed by Douglas Campbell); OUT OF ORDER (with Paxton Whitehead, Paper Mill Playhouse). Also: The O’Neil, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Adirondack Theatre Festival, West Virginia Public, Circle Rep, and 5 Seasons at Shakespeare On The Sound. Film debut: ALL THAT JAZZ. TV debut: Alvin Brown on THE YOUNG RIDERS (CBS). Thanks to everyone at Luna.
Steven Conroy (Mike Hogan) Luna Stage debut! In November he shot a commercial for MasterCard. Recent credits include: Quest for the West: Adventures on the Oregon Trail! (Theater 80), All’s Well That Ends Well (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), A Christmas Carol (Kentucky Repertory Theatre), The Orpheus Variations (Magic Futurebox), Coosje (Under St. Mark’s), and the NYC premiere of A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians (Henry Street Settlement). Boston College alum. More info at www.StevenConroy.com