On Sunday, April 3rd, the Honors Program went to see A Long Day’s Journey into Night on Broadway on its very first day at the American Airlines Theater.  This emotionally intense production of the highly autobiographical play by Eugene O’Neill ran for a full three hours and 45 minutes long, making this one of the longest Broadway shows we have seen!

 

The action of the play unfolds over the course of one summer day, following the Tyrone family’s personal drama.  The dysfunctional Tyrone family, starring Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, and John Gallagher, Jr., are in their summer cottage in Connecticut and while each of them is dealing with his/her own issues, their relationships with each other are unraveling as well.  Through the dialogue, the audience learns about their history and the things that led to their present situation.

 

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