One World Theatre presents A Moon for the Misbegotten

One World Theatre presents A Moon for the Misbegotten

July 18, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -3 July 12- 2013 (Ashad 28, 2070)

One World Theatre presents the Nepal Premiere of A Moon for the Misbegotten, a masterwork by Eugene O’Neill, America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright.

According to a press release, A Moon for the Misbegotten performs at the new Theatre Village, in front of The Attic Bar, Lazimpat, on July 26, 27, 28 and 30, 31 at 5:30 pm sharp, with a special Saturday Matinee July 28 at 12 noon. General Admission is Rs 500, Rs 200 and Students with ID Rs 100. No advance reservations, box office opens an hour before show time. [Mature content.]

This famous American drama is filled with Irish-American humor and lyricism. The story tells of Phil Hogan, a wily tenant farmer, his outsized daughter Josie, and James  (Jamie) Tyrone, Jr. (based on the playwright’s alcoholic older brother), who comes for a fateful date in the moonlight. What begins as a rustic farce gradually connects the audience with the cleansing power of redemption.

The cast features the superb actors Rajkumar Pudasaini as Jamie Tyrone, Deeya Maskey as Josie, and Aashant Sharma as Hogan, beautifully supported by Alan Gurung as the young Mike Hogan and Sameer Dixit as T. Stedman Harder, Standard Oil millionaire.

Director Deborah Merola is an O’Neill scholar who has directed two other O’Neill premieres in Nepal: Desire under the Elms in Nepali for Gurukul Theatre (2011) and a big tent production of O’Neill’s only comedy, Ah, Wilderness! (2012) at AMA, with a reprise at Hotel Vajra. The evocative set is designed by Milan Rai of the Butterfly Project.

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