Desire Under the Elms OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 4, 2009
    Closing:
    February 22, 2009

    Theater: Goodman Theatre / 170 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60601

    Synopsis: 

    A long, heated gaze between stepmother and stepson kindles a fatal conflagration in the major new revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” at the Goodman Theater here.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Desire Under the Elms

    For Some Mothers, Letting Go Is So Hard to Do

    Charles Isherwood

    February 4, 2009: Peg, a bourbon-steeped, whiskey-voiced screenwriter who finds herself on the rocks in Omaha in 1949, says she used to be MGM’s go-to gal for script editing. But if Peg (played by the ever commanding Kathleen Turner) is feeling underemployed, then why, oh why, doesn’t she take a blue pencil to the play in which she appears?

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