2013 / WINTER 2014
Part of a continuing original saga of a charmed
but cursed American family during wartime
Experience why O'Neill
has done nothing much in the American drama save to transform it utterly in ten or twelve years from a false world of neat
and competent trickery to a world of splendor, fear and greatness ... [he has] seen life as something not to be neatly arranged
in a study, but as a thing akin to a tornado, an earthquake or a devastating fire.''
American novelist and playwright
"O'Neill was a superb writer
of compassionate insight into the human condition. He is our country's greatest and most influential playwright."
The Goodman Theatre, Chicago
50 published plays
4 Pulitzer Prizes Nobel Prize
"The Heritage-O’Neill Theatre Company has breathed
fresh life into the tale of the Hogan family. Director Karey Faulkner’s muscular direction allows the cast to tackle
the rich text with a mix of abandon and artistry."
DC THEATRE SCENE
Karey Faulkner keeps the production moving at a sensible pace, emphasizing ('Josie's) lightness of spirit as a counterbalance
to the gravity that is an essential element of "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Benjamin Fan's subtle lighting
is exquisite and (his) set creates the right mood. It's the perfect setting for a play in which the characters must find
their true selves."
WASHINGTON D.C. EXAMINER
"Director Karey Faulkner nicely plays up the elements
of tension, subliminal, and overt anger offering proof of O'Neill's extraordinary ability to explore a vast range
of emotions ..."
May 25, 2010
"The direction by Karey Faulkner is insightful and quite emotionally
moving. The prize of the show goes to the fantastic
sound design by Benjamin Fan who places the thunderous ocean behind the audience for local color throughout. The fine third act certainly recommends this production and, of course, any
script by Eugene O'Neill is the acme of playwriting."
All Arts Review 4 U
May 15, 2010
A theatrical jewel of even
GREATER drama and intensity than
"Long Day's Journey into Night"
A TOUCH OF THE
A story of pride and love, of the immigrant
experience and of Irish nobility, about the transcendent dream passed from father to child, and the price of that
dream.One of O'Neill's finest plays.
"THE LONG VOYAGE HOME"
The "S.S. GLENCAIRN" cycle
The never-ending story of man's wanderings over the waters of the world in search of peace for his soul. O'Neill's
4 harsh yet poetically beautiful Sea plays now combined into 1 full
length production ... 1 title ... 1 epic
journey of the British freighter, S.S. Glencairn and her crew..
"Moon of the Caribbees," "In the Zone," "Bound East for Cardiff,"
and "The Long Voyage Home."
|"HUGHIE" by Eugene O'Neill
|Stephen Price and Sean Rowe
by Eugene O'Neill
"Directed by Karey Faulkner at a nearly-mesmerizing pace
that lingers just long enough on each point to let the full flavor steep without seeming ever to have an artificial pause. Once
the show gets underway, the magic of live performance and artistry takes over and casts its spell. It makes you want more."
|Sean Phillip Rowe and Cassandra Hoye
"A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN" 2005 production
"Directed by Karey Faulkner, the nonstop,
roundabout banter, full of ruses, evasions and fluctuating moods, becomes both seance and exorcism with the strong
performances. This is a challenging work, both for the four actors and the audience. It requires work for the viewer to remain
focused, to see the people behind the masks created by the torrent of words. But it delivers rich rewards to those who pay
close attention and get a glimpse into the human heart. With all leading actors exuding an energetic, emotional honesty, a
satisfying, almost sweet resolution packs a wallop to send you out into the late night."
The Washington Post
|"LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT"
JOURNEY INTO NIGHT"
"A spectacle that draws the audience
in and holds it tight. As theatre it can be riveting. The brain becomes activated and
engaged as O'Neill's autobiographical masterpiece takes shape and the depth of his personal anguish envelops you like
the Long Island Sound fog his characters love. This production manages to steadily build until time seems to be going faster
the longer the portrait continues to manifest itself -- a not insignificant achievement."
The Washington Post
"An impressive evening of theatre. The entire cast is simply superb.
They cast O'Neill's magic spell and (have been) guided into an ensemble effort of note. The
pace is just right. The material is rich enough and fascinating enough to keep the audience engrossed.
... and why we crave more Serling!
all of the sports, boxing consistently produces the most gripping stories. Rod Serling’s portrayal of one battered gladiator
of the ring, Requiem for a Heavyweight, was originally written for live production on “Playhouse 90” in 1956 and
became one of the most acclaimed works of the era. If you see the superlative production by the Heritage-O’Neill Theatre
Company, you will understand why.
The entire cast is top notch. (They) relish the distinctive
street dialogue that made Serling an acclaimed television writer long before “The Twilight Zone” era. Requiem
for a Heavyweight is distinctively rooted in a specific world and era, one that can be viewed with nostalgia by fans of the
“sweet science” who miss an era in which there were only eight world champions at a time. Yet the story is timeless
in its portrayal of a man at a crossroads in his life who must find his future while being pulled in different directions.
It’s a profound story of personal self-examination and growth and director Karey Faulkner gives it
an honest and moving staging. While
the Metro area has a wonderful diversity of theatre, it would be a shame if this outstanding production gets lost in the crowd."
D.C. Theatre Scene
"Totally engrossing with a perfect cast and delicious acting by all. The
exceptional playing and directing of this story is emotionally uncompromised. Karey Faulkner does wonders
in creating beautiful interactions of all of the characters. This is a highly recommended show. CRITICS CHOICE for BEST THEATRE
and BEST ACTING (full cast)"
All Arts Review 4U
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