Long Day's Journey into Night
St. Petersburg, Florida 2019
Video: Behind the Scenes with the Tyrone Family
Source: American Stage
Photography and Cinematography: Joey Clay Photography Videography: Priscilla Wyatt
Tampa Bay Times
It moves along quickly due to O’Neill’s compelling dialogue, excellent direction by Brendon Fox and impeccable acting by the entire cast. When Mary keeps retreating upstairs to use, you see her ghostly figure on the obscured staircase…Long Day’s Journey into Night is grim. But it’s also full of poetry and wit, and from the fog emerges a portrait of a people who clearly love each other but don’t know how to help themselves.
Brendon Fox has directed a powerhouse here, one of the strongest, most penetrating plays in recent memory, up there with American Stage's August: Osage County in 2011. It's that strong.
Director Brendon Fox fine tunes all the acting so that each character's battle with their substance of choice (morphine for Mary, alcohol for the men) rings honest and true.
I was unprepared for the emotional wallop O'Neill has woven into his story of a family's epic battle with various addictions and the impact on their relationships.
Full Review: Long Day's Journey into Night
Creative Pinellas Magazine
Eugene O’Neill’s final play comes back to life with a first-class production.
American Stage offers both a fresh and classic view of Long Day’s after numerous award-winning runs around the world. Director Brendon Fox’s cast and crew capture the prismatic perspective of O’Neill’s classic play in all its kaleidoscopic glory.
Playwright Eugene O’Neill’s quasi-autobiographical masterwork Long Day’s Journey into Night, currently onstage in an astonishingly powerful production at St. Pete’s American Stage, touches on... issues in a personal and modern way — eerily so, given that the play was written in the early ‘40s, and set in 1912.
Director Brendon Fox’s creative guidance is nothing short of brilliant, always keeping the story’s pace at a tight speed without losing any of O’Neill’s beautiful poetics and powerful emotional impact.
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