In the Spotlight

Filed under: Drama,Entertainment,Family Updates,Glimpses — Chamberlain @ 1:56 pm
No. 128

Drama aficionados, take note! Anne Dollimore will be playing in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, running from the 12 – 28th of March at the Muddy Waters Theater in midtown St Louis. Showings will be on Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM. If you haven’t been to the Kranzberg Arts Center (Grand and Olive), you can enjoy the talents of one of our own and at the same time experience one of the brightest new venues in the Grandel arts scene.

Here’s a synopsis from the Muddy Water web site:

Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms

March 12 – March 28 | Directed by Jerry McAdams

The setting is 1870’s New England. Widower Ephraim Cabot abandons his farm to his three sons. Eben, the youngest and brightest sibling, feels the farm is his birthright, as it originally belonged to his mother. He buys out his half-brothers’ shares of the farm with money stolen from his father, and Peter and Simeon head off to California to seek their fortune. Later, Ephraim returns with a new wife, the beautiful and headstrong Abbie, who enters into an adulterous affair with Eben. Soon after, Abbie bears Eben’s child, but lets Ephraim believe that the child is his, in the hopes of securing her future with the farm. The proud Ephraim is oblivious as his neighbors openly mock him as a cuckold. Abbie has fallen madly in love with Eben and becomes fearful it would become an obstacle to their relationship, Abbie commits a terrible crime. An enraged and distraught Eben turns Abbie over to the sheriff, but not before admitting to himself his responsibility.

With Prozac in hand, the combination of Anne Dollimore and a great venue will surely make for a memorable evening – kudos to Anne for landing a role in this production!


  1. Good for Annie, sounds like a pretty challenging role. O’Neill takes the bark off relationships in all his plays, they tend to exhaust the actors, and the audience. I admire Anne’s courage.

    Comment by Bill Cromie — March 11, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

  2. Bill,

    Wow – what a great description of O’Neill’s writing- ‘takes the bark off relationships…’ You should try your hand at a play yourself!

    Hope to get to see Anne at work…


    Comment by admin — March 11, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

  3. My small role as country dancer and mostly bystander in a party scene takes no courage at all! But I agree completely with Bill; I almost need prosac to continue observing rehearsals.

    Love to all,


    Comment by Anne — March 11, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

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