The East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance will present Eugene O’Neill’s “The Great God Brown,” April 24 – 29 at McGinnis Theatre.
Considered a revealing play about O’Neill himself, the play examines the lives of Billy Brown, a successful but inferior architect; Brown’s friend Dion Anthony, a gifted but drunken womanizer; and the woman both men love, Margaret.
Margaret chooses Dion with his sensual, cynical mask. But when he reveals himself as deeply spiritual and sensitive, she is repulsed. Unable to realize his artistic potential, Dion sinks into self-destruction and dies. Billy, envious of Dion’s talent, steals his identity. Billy eventually is accused of his own murder and is killed by police, while Margaret continues to worship the image of Dion.
Performances are nightly at 8 p.m., except for Sunday. A 2 p.m. matinee is set for Sunday.
Tickets are $12.50 and $10 youth/student and are available online at www.ECUARTS.com and by calling (252) 328-6829.
For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/theatredance/productions/index.cfm