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Eugene O’Neill’s “Anna Christie” (8 live performances)

September 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - September 24, 2023 @ 10:00 pm



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Eugene O’Neill Festival 2023: Having Her Say

Featuring “Anna Christie” by Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes


Live Performances at Tao House:

Sept. 9, 10* SOLD OUT!

Sept. 15-17* SOLD OUT!

Sept. 22-24*SOLD OUT

Performances are at 7:30 pm, 2:00 pm *Sunday matinées


Read the accompanying “Anna Christie”  ENGAGEMENT GUIDE in preparation of the performance!



Sept 15 “Anna Christie” discussion pre-show with dramaturg Katie Johnson

Sept 16 Discussion pre-show with Katie Johnson about her book, “Racing the Great White Way”

Sept 17 Talk-back post-show with “Anna Christie” cast

(Open to all ticket-holders for those dates.)


No paper tickets will be issued. Your name/s will appear on a check-in list at the NPS shuttle at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Shuttles start running 1.5 hrs prior to start time. Tickets are non-refundable.

PLEASE READ our “Live Performances at Tao House” guide HERE 


“Anna Christie,”  the play Eugene O’Neill wrote about one of his most spirited and memorable female protagonists, headlines the 23rd annual Eugene O’Neill Festival (Sept. 9-24). This 1922 Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be presented for three weekends at Tao House, O’Neill’s home in the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site in Danville. The play portrays a woman who fights for self-determination against the expectations of society and the men in her life. When Anna memorably enters Johnny-the-Priest’s New York waterfront saloon, she’s looking to reconnect with her barge-captain father after surviving a childhood of abandonment and trauma and after supporting herself as a sex worker. As she joins her father at sea to heal, she finds family, love, and a renewed sense of purpose to live on her terms, declaring, “Nobody owns me, see?—’cepting myself.”