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Ah, Wilderness!

Presented by Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre

January 25 - February 17, 2019

Written by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Peter Dobbins
Produced by Peter Cameron, O.P.

Nat Miller……Ken Trammell
Essie Miller…..Lynn Laurence
Richard Miller….Peter Atkinson
Arthur Miller….Sean Cleary
Mildred Miller….Heather Olsen
Tommy Miller….Douglas Wann/Rory Greenfield
Sid Davis….Ted McGuinness
Lily Miller….Renee Petrofes
David Mccomber….Jim Haines
Muriel Mccomber….Megan McDevitt
Wint…Marshall Taylor Thurman
Belle/Nora…Natalie Pavelek
Bartender…Hugh Sinclair
Salesman…Mark Quiles

Assistant Director  – Fleur Alys Dobbins
Stage Manager – Kristen Delahanty
Lighting Design – Michael Abrams
Scenic Design – Daniel Prosky
Costume Design – Sarah Thea
Sound Design – Ian Werhle

Additional Performances:

“A stripped down production of Eugene O’Neill’s only mature full-length comedy shows that the playwright’s work endures. You’ll be charmed!” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“Smoothly directed by Peter Dobbins, the piece is as stageworthy as ever…[Peter Atkinson] embodies adolescent angst to the point of making someone well past adolescence recall how it can hurt. He’s a young actor to watch.”  – Off-Off Online

“Ah Wilderness! makes us weep for a time gone by.” – Times Square Chronicles

“The youthful Peter Atkinson is outstanding as Richard and is the production’s centerpiece. Mr. Atkinson’s animated intensity, comic timing, slightly croaky voice and sense of depth capture the adolescent bravado of an all American boy of yesteryear…Admirers should be charmed by this lovely revival.” – Theaterscene.net

“I laughed and I cried – it’s healthy and delightful! This production makes a convincing case for its old-fashioned virtues and Ah Wilderness! surrounds you with love on Bleecker Street…Do yourself a favor and see this run of Ah, Wilderness!” – National Review 

“Reminds us of our past so that we might progress to a more enlightened future…Atkinson gives a captivating performance.” – Theatre is Easy


Ah, Wilderness! is a classic American comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town on July 4, 1906.

Playwright Eugene O’Neill described it as, “A nostalgic comedy of the ancient days when youth was young, and the right was right, and life was a wicked opportunity.”

Tickets: $30

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