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O’Neill Festival 2024: “Sweeping Passions” Featuring “Mourning Becomes Electra”

September 14 - September 29


Tao House will get caught up in Sweeping Passions this fall. The Eugene O’Neill Festival 2024 will be centered around one of the playwright’s most dramatic and adventurous creations, Mourning Becomes Electra. O’Neill’s great American take on Greek tragedy is an action-packed epic featuring all the hallmarks of a captivating soap opera: jealousy, adultery, revenge, murder, incest, suicide, and more murder! All the things that are horrible to experience in real life but horribly entertaining when watching fictious characters.

The trilogy of one-act plays that make up Mourning Becomes Electra also highlights O’Neill’s trademark insight into the desires and struggles of the human condition as well as a haunting musical score. The setting for the play is the exterior and interior of the temple-like Mannon house. September’s production will be performed in the courtyard in front of Tao House as well as in the Old Barn theatre a short walk away.

This site-specific Mourning Becomes Electra at Tao House promises to be a compelling one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed.

Look to encounter Sweeping Passions through other Festival events to be announced shortly.


Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes


Sat. Sep. 14,  4:00 pm

Sun. Sep. 15, 4:00 pm

Fri. Sep. 20, 6:00 pm

Sat. Sep. 21, 4:00 pm

Sun. Sep. 22, 4:00 pm

Fri. Sep. 27, 6:00 pm

Sat. Sep. 28, 4:00 pm

Sun. Sep. 29, 4:00 pm


Tickets will be available starting in July.

More info on other Festival events tba.