Ah, Wilderness !

Samara, Russia

2005
Eugene O’Neill’s story re-located to a family of Russian emigres in Brooklyn.

Ah, Wilderness ! in Samara, Russia
Written in 1932, set in 1906 by O’Neill, set in its Russian production in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. The play was performed in Russian and English: the emigre adults spoke Russian, their American-born children spoke English.

The middle son is, as in the original text, in love with poetry and love itself.
Ah, Wilderness! kiss
Ah, Wilderness ! is O’Neill’s only comedy. In Russia his work has been known since the 30’s.  The production was dedicated to the memory of Lyuba Nikolayevana Filimonovna.