LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by John Sowle
Set by Marc Swanson
Lights by Nick Hawrylko
Costumes by Michelle Rogers
Sound by Carmen Borgia
Incidental Music by Justin Morell
Production Stage Manager – Liz Powers
Steven Patterson as James Tyrone
Roxanne Fay as Mary Tyrone
Christopher Patrick Mullen as Jamie
Christopher Joel Onken as Edmund
Taylor Congdon as Cathleen
NOTE: COVID safety precautions are in effect for in-person performances until further notice. FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE.
The Mount Everest of American drama. Over the course of a single day, the autobiographical Tyrone family, torn between love and hatred, blame and pity for one another, grapple with (and succumb to) their demons in perhaps the greatest American play of the 20th Century. A deep dive into the dark soul of the American dream. The running time will be about 3 1/2 hours, with two intermissions.
Play Three of our 2021 Season
Bridge Street Theatre’s entire Fall 2021 “American Roots Re-Awakened” Season has been sponsored by Nina Matis and Alan Gosule, and production of “Long Day’s Journey” has been funded in part by underwriting support from Jay Lesenger, as well as a Restart NY Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Steven Patterson (James) has performed in NYC both Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, as well as regionally with theaters such as South Coast Repertory, Capital Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks/ Silicon Valley, freeFall Theatre, Kaliyuga Arts, Lexington Conservatory Theatre, Chenango River Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, and the Orlando, Oregon, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, Tennessee, Richmond and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals. A few of his favorite roles have been Austin Wiggin in the Los Angeles world premiere of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, Jake Sturdy in Kill Me Now, Lear in King Lear, David in Poor Super Man, Judi Boswell in How to Pray, Zach in A Chorus Line, and Rob in King of the Crystal Palace. He also created, performed, and toured internationally for four years with Beauty, a solo show inspired by the life and works of Jean Genet. He currently resides in Catskill, NY, and serves as an Associate Artist at Bridge Street Theatre where he has appeared in Shylock, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Killing & The Love Death, Grinder’s Stand, A Life in a Day: Lucky Lindy, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, Holiday Memories, How to Pray, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Revenge of the Space Pandas, There Is A Happiness That Morning Is, and The Shaggs, and directed George M. Cohan’s The Tavern, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, and The Revenge of the Space Pandas
Roxanne Fay (Mary Tyrone) is an actor, playwright and Artistic Director of Circle in The Water. As playwright, Roxanne has been awarded a 2022 residency by the Hosking House Trust in Stratford Upon Avon, UK, to complete work on her Shakespeare inspired play, The Deeds Of Mercy. She was named a 2016 Hawthornden Writers’ Fellow (artist in residence, Hawthornden Castle, Scotland). Her play, Thrice To Mine (created at Hawthornden) premiered here at Bridge Street Theatre in 2019. Roxanne regularly creates new works for the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Roxanne’s first film, Breton And The Muse: A Midnight In Paris, was a focal point of the Dali’s acclaimed exhibition coordinated with Le Centre Pompidou (Paris). As an actor, Roxanne has received regional awards and acclaim for her work with Jobsite Theater in Doubt, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, and HIR (named one of the best performances of the decade by Broadway World in 2019). Roles include Leni Riefenstahl in Leni, Beatrice in The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (Bridge Street Theatre), Dr. Emma Brookner in The Normal Heart and Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, (Freefall Theatre,FL), and Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Feste in Twelfth Night and Prospero in The Tempest (Jobsite Theater, FL). Roxanne is an Artistic Associate with Jobsite TheaterI
Christopher Patrick Mullen (Jamie) Previously at Bridge Street Theatre: ChipandGus (A Comedy with Balls). Other credits include: West Side Story (1st National Tour); The Runner Stumbles (Off-Broadway); Hapgood (Lantern Theatre); Cabaret, Metamorphoses, Macbeth, A Little Night Music, Candide, Assassins (Arden Theatre); Noises Off, Rumors, Leading Ladies, ChipandGus (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Productions with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival since 1992 include: Henry iv Part One, Irma Vep, Shakespeare In Love, Richard II, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, Henry VIII, Charley’s Aunt, Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and Macbeth; Compleat-Wrks-of-Wllm-Shkspr, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). TV: Law & Order, FBI; Training: DeSales University. His play ChipandGus has been produced at Baltimore Center Stage, Proctors Theatre, Centenary Stage, The New York Fringe Festival (Best of Fringe Award), SoHo Playhouse, and Bridge Street Theatre! More dates to follow… Instagram: @chipandgus_play
Christopher Joel Onken (Edmund) Christopher is thrilled to return to Bridge Street Theatre in this dream show with John and Steven. Before the pandemic, he made his Broadway debut in the original cast of The Inheritance, closing in March with the nationwide shutdown. Before last season, Christopher’s work took him around the United States, working repeatedly with theatres in Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee to name a few. Regionally titular roles include Troilus and Cressida, Henry VI Part 2 and 3, The Elephant Man, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in Love, and The Rocky Horror Show. Also, this past season he took on his first one-man show, A Christmas Carol. Other regional favorites include The 39 Steps, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Julius Caesar (all three of which he’s done twice), The Mystery of Irma Vep, Baskerville, Deathtrap, The Underpants, and regional premieres of Red, Clybourne Park, Northside Hollow, 4000 Miles, Silent Sky, The Explorer’s Club, and The Letters, which marked his Bridge Street debut in 2019. California born, Carolina bred, a Clemson University graduate, currently residing in New York, when not on stage, you can catch Christopher teaching for CorePower Yoga in Manhattan. He’s also proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Taylor Congdon (Cathleen) is an Equity membership candidate based in New York City. Off-Off Broadway: Hudson Guild Theatre; Regional: PA Shakespeare Festival, Arden Theatre Company, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Classic Theatre of Maryland, and Centenary Stage Company. She just shot an indie film Drum Bum out on Amazon Prime in 2021, and is set to film the second season of The Nameless TV series in late November. Taylor holds a B.A. in Theatre from DeSales University. Check her out at: www.taylorcongdon.com