Eugene O'Neill's Masterful The Emperor Jones at SoHo Playhouse
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The last date listed for The Emperor Jones was Sunday January 31, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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“An inspired revival starring the wondrous John Douglas Thompson…The Emperor has been returned to glory!” —Ben Brantley, New York Times
“I doubt you’ll ever see it done better.” —Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
“One of O’Neill’s most haunting, visceral works, and this nightmarish staging does it full justice! The evening’s power is the central performance by John Douglas Thompson.” —Frank Scheck, New York Post
With his demons in heavy pursuit and tom-toms beating, the Emperor is forced to confront the mortal sins of his past in search of forgiveness and salvation.
John Douglas Thompson—OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor for last season’s acclaimed revival of Othello—portrays the enigmatic emperor. Ciaran O’Reilly, whose direction of O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape earned him Drama Desk, Drama League and Callaway award nominations, directs.