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Eugene O’Neill’s “The First Man” – SOLD OUT

January 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House presents a script-in-hand performance of O’Neill’s  The First Man, directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes.

Eugene O’Neill loved and hated many things in his life. New London, CT, the only “home” he knew growing up was no different. While the town provided him with a measure of security and sense of community, he clearly outgrew its puritan pretensions. In his play The First Man, he imagines himself an anthropologist who has traveled the world only to land back in the provincial town he grew up in. Scandals and intrigues lead to a showdown with his family and the community when an unexpected pregnancy unleashes a flurry of speculation, and family members are forced to choose sides.

Don’t miss your chance to see this rarely-produced O’Neill play this January.

The First Man by Eugene O’Neill

Fri. Jan. 13, 7:30 pm (and post-show discussion) (Purchase tickets for this date HERE) SOLD OUT!


Sat. Jan. 14, 7:30 pm (and post-show discussion) SOLD OUT!


Sun. Jan 15, 2:00 pm matinée (Purchase tickets for this date HERE)  SOLD OUT!



Additionally, join us on Sat., Jan. 14,  4:00 pm for Dramaturg Beth Wynstra’s free presentation, “Survival of the Fittest: Eugene O’Neill’s The First Man and the Forces of Environment and Expectations,” go have a great dinner in downtown Danville and then come back and see a show! In her talk, Beth will explore the cultural context of O’Neill’s The First Man. Specifically, she will detail the powerful sway that societal norms for etiquette, marital roles, and family life had in early 20th-century America and the America of today. Culture and Culinary come together this January 14. Join us!


The Museum of the San Ramon Valley

205 Railroad Ave.,

Danville, CA 94526


Tickets will not be provided. Your name/s will be on a check-in list at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

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Questions? Email taohouse.eonf@gmail.com