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