Photos by Mike Tsai

A Moon for the Misbegotten

by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Mark Robbins
September 12 – 30, 2018
City Stage at Union Station

Ashley Pankow
Brian Paulette
Victor Raider-Wexler
Chris Roady
& Charlie Spillers

Kansas City Actors Theatre returns to the Tyrone family from our 2013 production “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in Eugene O’Neill’s final play, “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” KCAT artist Brian Paulette re-inhabits the role of Jamie Tyrone as he visits a recently-inherited tenement farm. There he connects with the salty Irish farmer Phil Hogan and his larger-than-life daughter, Josie. In a moving exploration of humanity at its basest and most beautiful, Jamie fights to come to grips with what he perceives to be his wasted life, while Josie faces her own long hidden desires, and the two lost souls spend an evening under the moonlight where the raw intensity of their true feelings is revealed. A rare sympathetic turn from the Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning O’Neill, this play offers powerful reflections on desire, family and sacrifice.

Director – Mark Robbins
Production Stage Manager – Alex Murphy
Scenic Designer – Gary Mosby
Technical Director – Kyle Dyck
Properties Designer – Eric Palmquist
Costume Designer – Emily Stovall
Lighting Designer – Shane Rowse
Sound Designer – Jonathan Robertson
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily White-Winter
Production Assistant – Taylorrae Burton
Wardrobe – Paige Stallings

Brian Paulette, as Jim “Jamie” Tyrone, from KCAT’s 2013 production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night

The Cast