EMPEROR JONES by Eugene O'Neill at the Irish Rep., beginning March 1, 2017

by Eugene O'Neill
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
starring Obi Abili

Henry Smithers: Andy Murray
Ensemble: William Bellamy, Carl Hendrick Louis, Sinclair Mitchell, Angel Moore, Reggie Talley

The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street
March 1, 2017 — April 23, 2017. Opens March 12, 2017


Eugene O’Neill’s groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Following a prison break in the United States, Jones sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island. When the Natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones’s mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness. With his demons in heavy pursuit, the Emperor is forced to confront not just the mortal sins of his past but also the depravities against his ancestors, — all in search of forgiveness and salvation.


Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679763956
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Published: Vintage - October 31st, 1995

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