theaters Kansas City Actors Theatre
From KCAT's 2013 production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night", Brian Paulette re-inhabits the role of Jamie Tyrone as he visits a recently-inherited tenement farm. There he connects with the salty Irish farmer Phil Hogan and his larger than life daughter, Josie. In a moving exploration of humanity at its basest and most beautiful, Jamie fights to come to grips with what he perceives to be his wasted life, while Josie faces her own long hidden desires, and the two lost souls spend an evening under the moonlight where the raw intensity of their true feelings is revealed. A rare sympathetic turn from the Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning O’Neill, this play offers powerful reflections on desire, family, and sacrifice.