Most theater folk I’ve known over the years have insisted that the greatest of all
American dramas is “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” Eugene O’Neill’s lacerating portrait of a dysfunctional Irish family, clearly based on the one he grew up in.
They never got any argument from me. I’ve been a fervent admirer of O’Neill’s masterpiece ever since I first saw it on Broadway more than 50 years ago. (more…)