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Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The jaded James Tyrone is on the edge of despair, and the fiercely passionate Josie Hogan is lonely beyond endurance. But on this night, when they meet on a barren patch of earth in the glow of an autumn moon, hope sparks between them. In this bittersweet elegy, two wounded hearts experience the power of redemption-and the saving grace of love. It is a stark look at humanity in its basest and loveliest form by four-time Pulitzer Prize and America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill.

Written in 1943 as a sequel to Long Day's Journey into Night, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN was the last major play that O'Neill wrote before his death in 1953 and had its world premiere in Columbus, Ohio in 1947. The play has been produced five times on Broadway; the first in 1957, with a cast led by Cyril Cusak, Franchot Tone and Wendy Hiller, and most recently in 2007 featured Eve Best, Colm Meaney and Kevin Spacey.

This production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is a result of a partnership between Geva Theatre Center and the Theatre Royal in Rochester's Sister City of Waterford, Ireland. The production opened at the Theatre Royal in Waterford on March 10 and opens at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on March 15.

The cast of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is comprised of Irish and American Actors. Mark Lambert (Phil Hogan) is one of Ireland's leading actors. He has appeared in numerous productions for both The Abbey and Gate Theatres including Heartbreak House, She Stoops to Conquer, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest and Romeo and Juliet. Previous productions include Juno and the Paycock also directed by Ben Barnes at The Albery Theatre, London for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for his role as Joxer. Previous productions with The Abbey Theatre also include The Gigli Concert, Barbaric Comedies (Irish Times Theatre award nomination) and Observe the Sons of Ulster Walking Towards the Somme. Previous productions with The Gate Theatre include Molly Sweeney, The Three Sisters, A Month in the Country, Aristocrats, Art and Festen. In London, productions include Our Country's Good and The Recruiting Officer, Dancing at Lughnasa (Phoenix & Garrick Theatres), The Memory of Water (Vaudeville Theatre) winning the Olivier award for Best Production, All's Well That Ends Well with Judi Dench, Tout and Red Black and Ignorant (Royal Shakespeare Company). Recent TV includes "Rebellion" (RTE/Element/Touchpaper), 'Mr Hammond' in all three seasons of the BAFTA-nominated BBC children's series "Roy," series regular 'Des Harte' in "Raw" (Octagon/RTE) and "Single Handed" (Touchpaper Films/RTE/ITV).

Michael Quinlan's (T. Stedman Harder) theatre credits include Macbeth, Othello and King Lear for Theatre Royal Waterford; the Irish tour of Dreamland (Irish Times Best New Play nomination); The London Cuckolds at the Pleasance Theatre, London; The Starvling at the Arcola Theatre, London; Private Thoughts in Public Places at the Oval Theatre, London; A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julius Caesar at Principal Theatre; Michael Collins - A Musical Drama at Cork Opera House and Olympia Theatre, Dublin); Dissident, Urbs Intacta Manet and GTi at Garter Lane, Waterford. TV Credits include "This is England '90."

Kate Forbes (Josie Hogan) makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. Ms. Forbes has appeared in major roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at regional theaters all around the U.S. She has also performed at the RSC in Stratford, England. Favorite roles include Portia, Nora, Desdemona, Emilia, Candida, Stella, Lady Macbeth, Elizabeth Proctor, Helena, Lady Teazle and Gertrude, among many others. Television credits include Olivia Fairfax in the PBS series "Mercy Street," Law & Order" and various soaps. Film credits include Hot Summer Nights (2017), The Longest Ride, Term Life, The Sacrament and The Substance of Fire. Ms. Forbes is a popular narrator of audio-books, working for over fifteen years with Recorded Books, LLC.

Donald Sage Mackay (James Tyrone, Jr.) also makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. He primarily works out of Los Angeles and New York, as well as in major regional theatres throughout the U.S. (Signature Theatre/NY, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Old Globe,Mark Taper Forum/Ahmanson in LA, and at numerous Shakespeare Festivals). Mr. Mackay is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Actor. Film/TV appearances include Guest Stars on "Modern Family," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," "House," "Weeds," "NCIS," "Criminal Minds," "The West Wing," "Frasier," "ER," feature film Transformers2, as well as past recurring roles on "Scrubs," "The Practice" and "Providence."

Augustus Cuddy (Mike Hogan) returns to the Geva stage for the first time in ten years after last being seen in Our Town. He is a School of the Arts graduate and alumnus of Geva Summer Academy, currently studies acting at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and has also studied at the London Dramatic Academy. University credits include The Skin of Our Teeth and We Are Proud.... He has also performed in New York and regionally at the Cape Playhouse.

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN is directed by Ben Barnes, Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Waterford and formerly Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Director of the Gaiety Theatre and one of the founding Artistic Directors of Opera Theatre Company (OTC). The design team includes Joe Van?k (scenic and costume design), Ann G. Wrightson (lighting design) and Lindsay Jones (sound design).

Photo Credit: Ron Heerkens, Jr.

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Kate Forbes as Josie Hogan and Augustus Cuddy as Mike Hogan

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Mark Lambert as Phil Hogan and Kate Forbes as Josie Hogan

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Mark Lambert as Phil Hogan and Kate Forbes as Josie Hogan

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Mark Lambert as Phil Hogan

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Donald Sage Mackay as James Tyrone, Jr. and Kate Forbes as Josie Hogan

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Michael Quinlan as T. Stedman Harder and Mark Lambert as Phil Hogan

Photos: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
Donald Sage Mackay as James Tyrone, Jr. and Kate Forbes as Josie Hogan


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