May 9, 2016
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor
New York, NY – his is a new production of Eugene O’Neil’s classic play which runs for under 4 Hours. Angela Lange gives a Tony worthy performance as of Eugen O’Neil’s morphine addicted matriarch Mary Tyrone. Johnathan Kent’s direction of this star-packed revival is substance to those who love great drama and acting.
The ensemble consists of Gabriel Byrne as the long suffering husband James who use to be a star who is entangled and disappointed with his wife’s addiction and who is disillusioned with his two sons. The sons are Edmund who is played by Jon Gallagher Jr. and his older son James who is played by Michael Shannon. They are both suffering in seeking their identity.
The Tyrone’s is a family in conflict which is O’Neil’s semi-autobiographical tragedy. The characters inflict pain on each other through hateful language, blame and even are in denial concerning their dysfunction and addiction either it be with drugs or alcohol.
The actors bring to life the Tyrone family’s dysfunction but enable the play to be a compelling evening. Eugen O’Neil described the play as a “play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood”.
Overall, “Long Day’s Journey into the Night” is a masterpiece which should be seen which will hold your attention throughout the nights.