The Hopkins Theatre Arts & Studies Program with thanks to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the UCLA Festival of Preservation present "The Face of Genius," a fully restored 1967 Oscar-nominated outstanding documentary film that celebrates the life of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. It features rare photographic footage and interviews with Jason Robards, Arthur Miller, Brooks Atkinson, and Jose Quintero, who share their first-hand experiences with the man and his work. The staggering journey of O'Neill's life and the unyielding power of his plays, "Ah, Wilderness!," "Strange Interlude," "Emperor Jones," "Monte Cristo," "The Hairy Ape," "Anna Christie," "The Iceman Cometh," "A Moon for the Misbegotten," "Strange Interlude," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "Desire Under the Elms," "All God's Chillun Got Wings," "Lazarus Laughed," "Beyond The Horizon," led the American theatre through a "long day's journey..." into light. A story of his life and plays will serve as an inspiration to students of theatre and film. Variety called The Face of Genius "a masterful blending."
Friday, March 6, 8 p.m., at the John Astin Theatre. Free tickets. Limited seating. Reservations strongly encouraged: HUT@jhu.edu or leave a message at 410-516-5153.
John Astin Theatre is located in the Merrick Barn on Hopkins Homewood campus. http://www.jhu.edu/theatre-arts