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Caroline Latta, Bryan Breau and Eric Damon Smith as Mary, Edmund and Jamie Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night.

A classic American tragedy.
A new American comedy.
A festival of new plays.
A season you can’t miss.

Long Day's Journey into Night

Fate preoccupies us in tragedy and comedy. This season, we explore the topic from both sides. First we tackle the greatest American play yet written—Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. O’Neill’s autobiographical masterpiece takes us into the dark night of the soul of the Tyrone family. Is it fate or the choices they make that leads to their tragedy?

Distinguished guest artist Susan Padveen returns to direct. Polarity fans will remember her mind-bending work at the helm of Darren Callahan’s world premiere The White Airplane. This production is sure to join Absolute Macbeth, Hamlet and A Streetcar Named Desire in displaying Polarity’s gift for rejuvenating the classics.


Our Spring world premiere production is the ultimate existential comedy. Bryce Wissel’s Ephemera takes screwball humor into orbit as the crew of the space station Ephemera face an uncertain fate at the hands of an unseen foe. It’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets The Alamo. Ephemera first appeared in the 2008 Dionysos Cup and has continued its process of development with Polarity. Ensemble member Laura Sturm directs the world premiere, exercising again the knack for comedy she displayed in directing our production of The Rivals.

The Dionysos Cup

In May we present our annual Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays. It’s been called the finest development series of its kind by the playwrights it has served. And it’s your chance to help shape the most exciting new plays of tomorrow!

Subscribers get invitations to free special events, unlimited ticket exchanges, $5 off tickets to bring friends, and the best price on the full season.

Opening Night Series—$60
Thurs 10/28, Thurs 3/24 and a Dionysos Cup Festival Pass, an $80 value!

Regular Night Series—$35
Choose your performance and a Dionysos Cup Festival Pass, a $48 value!

Week 1: 10/29-31 & 3/25-27
Week 2: 11/5-7 & 4/1-3
Week 3: 11/12-14 & 4/8-10
Week 4: 11/19-21 & 4/15-17
Week 5: 11/26-28 & 4/22-23 (no show 24th)
Week 6: 12/3-5 & 4/29-5/1

Dionysos Cup Festival Pass good for all 8 performances, 5/12-22.

2010-11 Season

Long Day’s Journey into Night
by Eugene O’Neill
An American Classic
Directed by Susan Padveen
October 26 - December 5, 2010

by Bryce Wissel
A World Premiere Comedy
Directed by Laura Sturm
March 22 - May 1, 2011

The Dionysos Cup
A Festival of New Plays
May 12 - May 22, 2011
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