A Moon for the Misbegotten Author:Eugene O'Neill The last play that Eugene O'Neill wrote, A Moon for the Misbegotten has come to be recognized as one of his greatest theatrical achievements-a unique blend of comedy, tragedy, autobiography, and imagination. — In 1923, Jim Tyrone, a dissapated Broadway gambler with a gentleman's education, returns to his Connecticut farm with his sins in tow. His... more » tenants, Josie Hogan, a strong-willed woman, and Phil, her hard-drinking Irish father, scheme to hold on to the land they've worked for twenty years. When their neighbor, an oil magnate intent on using his largesse to consign the Hogans to the periphery of his world, stakes a claim to the property, Josie and Phil hold out for all they're worth while wagering on Jim's loyalty. Under the light of one night's magical moon, Jim finds succor from his guilt and philandering in the arms of the virginal Josie, and the Hogans reclaim far more than their livelihood.
One of the great plays of the 20th century, A Moon for the Misbegotten plumbs the depths of the human spirit, locating its beauty in a single unadulterated moment with tremendous redemptive power.« less