AMoon JimJosie

“A Moon for the Misbegotten” was Heavy Going

*** Recommended *** I found the Writers Theatre production of “A Moon for the Misbegotten” to be really heavy going. It is very well acted, but there just weren’t any sparks. In addition, many in the audience, who laughed loudly at inappropriate points in the story, had the mistaken belief that this was a comedy. They say to write about what you know, so Eugene O’Neill wrote this play about his brother, a depressed drunk. Be warned, it’s really, really long. 3 Spotlights

“A Moon for the Misbegotten” runs through March 18th at Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Free parking is available in the Metra lot a short walk from the theater.

Running time is 3 hours with 2 intermissions. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00 pm; and select Wednesdays at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $35-$80. FYI (847) 242-6000 or

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