The Nobel Prize in Literature 1936 was awarded to Eugene Gladstone O’Neill “for the power, honesty and deep-felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy.” Eugene O’Neill received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1937.



A Touch of the Poet begins performances today, 2/26,2022!


A Touch of the Poet

on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage


By Eugene O’Neill


Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly


With Belle Aykroyd, David Beck, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murray, James Russell, David Sitler, John C. Vennema, and Rex Young


February 26 – April 17, 2022


Proud and tempestuous Cornelius “Con” Melody (Robert Cuccioli) owns a run-down inn and tavern near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife (Kate Forbes) and daughter (Belle Aykroyd) for actions that expose the family’s humble Irish origins. When his daughter, Sara, falls in love with a wealthy American guest at their inn, Con’s pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his true place in the New World.


Get $15 off your tickets for any performances through March 13 by using code PREVIEWS15 at check out!

“Eugene O’Neill’s emotionally complicated play, performed by a first-rate cast . . . Seeing the Irish Rep production, during the pandemic, meant viewing actors and crews working virtually.  They showed us what American theatre could be, not only during a crisis.”—Bob Shuman, Stage Voices


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