This powerhouse of a play reunites director Howard Davies with two actors with whom hes previously collaborated on award-winning productions of ONeill classics: Kevin Spacey in The Iceman Cometh (Almeida, old Vic and Broadway) and Eve Best in Mourning Becomes Electra (National Theatre).
Josie, a towering woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation lives in a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse with her conniving father, Phil Hogan. Together theyre a formidable force and they scrape together a livelihood. But Josies softer side is exposed through her love of Jim Tyrone, Hogans landlord and drinking buddy a third-rate actor whose dreams of stardom were washed away by alcohol.
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