Ah, Wilderness!</em> at ACT: Lovely Look, Uneven Acting for O'Neill's Domestic Comedy
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A tipsy Sid Davis (Dan Hiatt) regales the Miller family with food gags at the dinner table. Thomas Stagnitta, as Richard, is at center. Photos by Kevin Berne Eugene O'Neill is widely regarded as the playwright who lifted American theater out of the era of melodrama and into a realm of truthfulness and invention that was comparable with the best on the world's stages. From his early experiments with expressionism and myth to his late explorations of struggle within his own family, he viewed life through a dark lens. With one exception. That came in 1932, when he reflected with wit and warmth on the kind of youth that had escaped him, as displayed by a family whose conflicts never led to disaster and whose love held far greater sway than any urge toward punishment for misdeeds. The play was Ah, Wilderness!, which reigns as the most performed of O'Neill's works, surpassing even the brilliant Long Day's Journey Into Night. The latest revival opened a few nights ago in ACT'...
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