Mourning Becomes Electra

This expressionistic work is Eugene O'Neill's classic American drama of love, revenge, murder and suicide. Set against the backdrop of a small New England town in the post-Civil War era, O'Neill's saga of family discord fueled by psychological undercurrents is from Aeschylus' "The Oresteia." The end result is one of the American theatre's most shattering epic works.

"Its haunting and at times awesome power is realized brilliantly. " - The New York Times

1979, Drama, 300 minutes, Color

Cast: Bruce Davidson, Joan Hackett, Roberta Maxwell


Written by: Eugene O'Neill

Music by: Maurice Jarre

Directed by: Nick Havinga


Produced by: Ann Blumenthal

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Great Performances, 1978


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