York Shakespeare Company Presents LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, 5/28-6/12

The York Shakespeare Company will present EuGene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, directed by Seth Duerr. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT will play a three-week limited engagement at the Lion Theater (410 West 42nd Street address). Performances begin Friday, May 28 and continue thru Saturday, June 12. Opening Night is Saturday, May 29 (8 p.m.).

Working in the classical Actor-Manager system, Seth Duerr directs and performs in EuGene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical drama about a family addicted to drugs, alcohol, and hurting one another. The action covers a fateful day in their lives at their New England summer home in 1912. Drunken confessions and scathing humor in an escalating cycle of addiction and dysfunction, groping in the darkness to find their way back home.

The production stars Bill Fairbairn (Theatre Row: King Lear) as Tyrone, Rebecca Street (The Young & The Restless) as Mary, Seth Duerr (The Acting Company: Ahab in Moby Dick - Rehearsed) as Jamie, Alexander Harvey (The York Shakespeare Company: The Merchant of Venice) as Edmund & Julie Jesneck (Broadway: Rock 'N' Roll) as Cathleen.

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

EuGene O'Neill (Playwright) foremost American dramatist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. His masterpiece, Long Day's Journey into Night (produced posthumously 1956), is at the apex of a long string of great plays, including Beyond the Horizon (1920), Anna Christie (1922), Strange Interlude (1928), Ah! Wilderness (1933), and The Iceman Cometh (1946).

Seth Duerr (Actor/Director) has appeared in 31 productions of Shakespeare. Roles include: Iago, Claudius, Talbot, Margaret, Chorus, Leontes, Antonio (Tempest), as well as directing and playing the title role in Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, King Lear, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, and Richard III. He is the Founder/Artistic Director of The York Shakespeare Company and was the Assistant Artistic Director of the Jean Cocteau Repertory, playing Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; The Cook in Mother Courage; Lexy in Candida; and Cléante in The Miser. For The Public Theater he has twice appeared in Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth directed by Moisés Kaufman and Romeo and Julietdirected by Michael Greif. Mr. Duerr wrote and directed the first author-approved adaptation of one of Ian McEwan's novels, In Between the Sheets. He recently reprised his performance as Captain Ahab in Orson Welles' Moby Dick-Rehearsed, touring the country with The Acting Company. Recent performances as John Proctor in The Crucible for manhattantheatresource and Tupolski in The Pillowman at APAC as well as directing/starring in the Off-Broadway Premiere of four-time Emmy Award-winner and NY Times "Ethicist" RAndy Cohen's solo comedy, The Punishing Blow. Film: The Summoning of Everyman (Death), The Kindergarten Shuffle and the forthcoming The Jew of Malta(Barabas). He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and The Dramatists' Guild and serves on the Advisory Board of Wingspan Arts with Donna Murphy and Scott Schwartz.

The York Shakespeare Company was founded in 2001 by its current Artistic Director, Seth Duerr. Working under the classical Actor-Manager system, YSC produced the critically acclaimed repertories of Richard of York, Julius Caesar, and Richard II in 2001; Coriolanus,Timon of Athens, King Lear, and Henry V in 2002; Richard of York, Macbeth, and Hamlet in 2003; Henry IV Parts I & II, Titus Andronicus, and Waiting for Godot in 2004; the first author-approved adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel, In Between the Sheets, in 2006; Nagle Jackson's The Quick-Change Room in 2007; and RAndy Cohen's solo-comedy The Punishing Blow, The Merchant of Venice & Marlowe's The Jew of Malta in 2009. Richard of York, a conflation of Henry VI Part III and Richard III was published in 2003.

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