The Arena Stage presents Long Day’s Journey Into Night, March 30–May 6, 2012. This play by Eugene O’Neill is part of the Eugene O’Neill Festival and runs in the Kreeger Theater.

In the play, delusion and disenchantment have pitted the Tyrone family members against one another for decades. One fateful day, as their increasingly drunken hours slip by, they must either confront their defeated dreams or else be forever doomed to a cycle of guilt and resentment. Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterwork exposes the lies we tell, the deceptions we craft, and the undercurrent of compassion that, if uncovered, can redeem us in the end. This Pulitzer Prize-winning American treasure “restores the drama to literature and the theater to art” (New York Times).

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