Ah, Wilderness!

This production of Eugene O'Neill's nostalgic paean to the rites of adolescence has been hailed for its beauty, intimacy and good humor. Set in New England in the days of America's innocence, the affectionate comedy presents a young man's coming of age during a summer in which he experiments with poetry, politics, wicked women and alcohol, and has his first romantic crush. The New York Times wrote: "With sustained intelligence and sensitivity, The Long Wharf and its artistic director, Arvin Brown, have wrought something of a miracle with "Ah, Wilderness!"

"...as lovely a dream as has ever been?" - John Guare

1976, Comedy, 120 minutes, Color

Cast: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Richard Backus, William Swetland, Joyce Ebert, Swoosie Kurtz


Written by: Eugene O'Neill

Directed by: Arvin Brown


Produced by: Lindsay Law

Associate Producer: Phylis Geller

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS Great Performances: Theater In America 1976


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