About Anna Christie


by Eugene O'Neill
Adapted & Directed by Scott Edmiston

Season Sponsored by Lee & Diana Humphrey and Bank of America
Production Sponsored by Helen and Herman Gimbel Charity Fund

Director Scott Edmiston sponsored by Paul & Liz Kastner

Runtime is approximately two hours, including one 15-minute intermission.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, O'Neill's classic is a surprisingly contemporary play that crackles with fierce physicality, humor, and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship. When Anna falls in love with a shipwrecked sailor, her father and her suitor come to recognize their own culpability in her plight, and all three struggle in their own way for salvation. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.

“A work about the awesome and overpowering force of nature!” — The Guardian