Capitol Shakespeare presents Eugene O'Neill's classic play A Moon for the Misbegotten
Feb 8th & 9th 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Feb 10th 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Russell Reid Auditorium at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum
Directed by Dan Rogers
Presented by Capitol Shakespeare in partnership with the State Historial Society of North Dakota.
Free to the Public - Donations Accepted
A Moon for the Misbegotten is a sequel to O’Neill’s A Long Days Journey into Night, and follows Jamie Tyrone through his childhood haunts in search of consolation and forgiveness. The play begins with Mike, the last of Phil Hogan's three sons, leaving the farm. As a joke during one of their drunken bouts, the land lord Tyrone threatens to sell Hogan's farm to his hated neighbor, T. Steadman Harder, and evict Hogan. Hogan creates a scheme in which his daughter Josie will get Tyrone drunk, seduce him, and blackmail him. Josie and Tyrone court in the moonlight. The scheme falls through when Josie finds out that Tyrone isn't going to sell the land to Harder after all. Tyrone tells Josie the story of how his mother died and the mistakes he has made in his life. Tyrone leaves for New York to handle his mother's estate, leaving Josie on the farm with Hogan.