Desire Under the Elms - Shaw Festival Theatre

Rural New England provides the setting for Eugene O’Neill’s dramatic American classic.
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
June 4 - October 10
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Synopsis

Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece of erotic desire takes a Greek tragedy and sets it on an American Gothic farmstead. The son can see that his father’s new young wife plans to push him out. His passionate hatred for her is only matched by hers for him. Blinded by passion, they are set on a collision course. But the rest of the world is not blind.

Technical Credits
By Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Selma Dimitrijevic
Designed by Judith Bowden
Lighting designed by Kevin Lamotte
Age recommendation
14+
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Friends of The Shaw (Members) can buy tickets according to your level of support:
Nov 2: Governors Council and Premier $1000+
Nov 4: Sustaining, Contributing and Business $400+
Nov 7: Supporting $200+
Nov 9: Annual $100+
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