* World Premiere

Desire Under the Elms (1976)
The great American classic by America’s most renowned playwright, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS is the epic story about the raging conflict between an aging New England farmer and his rebellious son over the father’s pretty new wife, her love for the son and over the question of the son’s inheritance. Because of its roots in Nineteenth Century early American history, ACT felt it a naturally representative play to help commemorate the Bicentennial. DESIRE is a powerful story of solitude – physical solitude, solitude of the land, of men's dreams, of love, lust and life. It is a profoundly dramatic play, and not one you are likely to forget easily.
About the Play
Written By: Eugene O'Neill
On Broadway: IBDB Details
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 9/9/1976 - 10/2/1976
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Robert Loper
Cast: Richard E. (Dick) Arnold - Sherriff
John Aylward - Simeon
Robert Cornthwaite - Ephraim Cabot
Karen Eastman - Square Dancer
Frank Ferrel - Fiddler
Martin LaPlatney - Square Dancer
Robert MacDougall - Peter
Richard Marion - Eben
Tanny McDonald - Abbie Putnam
K Nelsen - Farmer's Wife; Square Dancer
Jeffrey L. Prather - Farmer; Deputy
Leah Sluis - Farmer's Wife
Stanley Yale - Square Dancer; Farmer
Behind the Scenes: Eileen MacRae Murphy - Stage Manager
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Lighting Designer; Technical Director
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Jerry Williams - Scenic Designer