Firehouse Theatre proudly presents Noble prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s powerful tale of love, lust, and loathing — DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS — from October 20 through November 5, 2017.
O’Neill’s 1924 masterpiece is rooted in the tragic Greek myth Phaedra, transplanted to a remote New England farm. When Ephraim Cabot comes home with a new, young wife his three sons plot to maintain their hold on him and their inheritance, leading to malice, madness, and murder.
Firehouse’s Producing Artistic Director Joel Bassin has included DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS as part of the company’s Season of Possibilities because“O’Neill is a great poet of the theatre and his DESIRE is a powerful epic about competing aspirations.”
“I’m so thrilled Firehouse has chosen to produce this haunting drama,” says director Josh Chenard. “O’Neill’s text is so dramatic and so beautiful, finding that balance between theatricality and the truth of human experience is a wonderful challenge…and I certainly have an incredible group of actors and a top-notch creative team to explore with.”
The cast includes Alan Sader as Ephraim, Landon Nagel as Eben, Amber Martinez as Abbie, Adam Turck as Peter, and Chandler Hubbard as Simeon.
Performances of DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS are at the Firehouse Theatre, 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220.
Tickets range from $15 – $30 and can be purchased online atwww.firehousetheatre.org.
Chandler Hubbard – Simeon Cabot
Amber Martinez – Abbie Putnam
Landon Nagel – Eben Cabot
Alan Sader – Ephraim Cabot
Adam Turck – Peter Cabot
Josh Chenard – Director
Chris Raintree – Set Designer
Bill Miller – Lighting Designer
Jessica Moreno Caycho – Costume Designer
Erica Hughes – Vocal Coach
Kelley Schoger – Movement Director
Paul Major – Make-up
Nia Banks – Costume Assistant
Wes Seals – Assistant to the Director
Kristy Bell – Stage Manager
Performance Schedule (subject to change)
Fri, 10/20 – 7:30pm (preview)
Sat, 10/21 – 7:30pm (press opening)
Thu, 10/26 – 7:30pm
Fri, 10/27 – 7:30pm
Sat, 10/28 – 7:30pm
Thu, 11/2 – 7:30pm
Fri, 11/3 – 7:30pm
Sat, 11/4 – 7:30pm
Sun, 11/5 – 4pm
Free parking across the street at Lowe’s