Mark your calendars now for all the events planned for the 14th Eugene O’Neill Festival
Aug. 27: “A Peak at O’Neill vs. O’Neill,” with Eric Fraisher Hayes discussing the Festival plays. Danville Library, 420 Front Street, 7:00 p.m. (No Charge)
Sept. 6-21: O’Neill’s Anna Christie presented by Role Players Ensemble. Eight performance of the O’Neill play directed by George Maguire. Evenings at 8:00 p.m., Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: www. RolePlayerEensemble.com or Village Theatre ticket office, 223 Front Street, Danville. (925) 314-3466.
Sept. 12: Classic 1930 MGM film of Anna Christie with Greta Garbo and Marie Dressler. Village Theatre, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5.00 donation at the door or www.RolePlayersEnsemble.com
Sept. 22: “Modern Audiences/Classic Plays” -- a special playwright/director’s panel discussion centering on the two Festival plays, moderated by KQED’s Michael Krasny in the Old Barn at Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, 2:00 p.m. Panelists include Jasson Minadakis (Marin Theatre Co.), Joy Carlin (Aurora Theatre), Trevor Allen (Black Box Theatre) and Rob Melrose (Cutting Ball Theatre). $10 donation; NPS shuttles from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 26-29: O’Neill’s Chris Christophersen presented by Eugene O’Neill Foundation. Four performances of this 1920 drama in the Old Barn at Tao House. Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes. Evenings at 8:00 p.m., Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. NPS shuttles from Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Tickets: www.eugeneoneill.org. or (925) 820-1818
Sept. 27-28 Gala Champagne/Desert reception celebrating O’Neill’s 125th Birthday. In the Courtyard at Tao House. Reservation required with ticket purchase at www.eugeneoneill.org. NPS shuttles from Museum of the San Ramon Valley begin at 6:30 p.m.