On Sunday, February 21 at 2 PM, join us for our virtual series: Stories from the Thames River Heritage Park.
“Eugene O’Neill’s New London” explores the Whaling City at the turn of the 20th Century and the influence it had on the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill. This presentation will also discuss how the city’s influences are depicted in many of O’Neill’s plays.
Robert A. Richter is director of arts programming at Connecticut College where he curates the onStage performing arts series and teaches a seminar “Eugene O’Neill’s America.” He directed the eight-month “Eugene O’Neill’s New London” celebration in 2000, advised the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center on their annual O’Neill Celebration and has contributed essays for Critical Companion to Eugene O’Neill edited by Robert M. Dowling and numerous other books on Eugene O’Neill. His book Eugene O’Neill and Dat Ole Davil Sea was a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Award. He serves on the board of the Eugene O’Neill Society and chaired the society’s international conference held in New London CT in 2014. Robert has served as an advisory for the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project. He received a BA from Connecticut College and a MLS from Wesleyan University.
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