Museum announces new Eugene O'Neill performance

Tickets also still available for Coretta Scott King event

The Museum on Main has announced that the topic of its February installment of the "An Afternoon or Evening with ..." Ed Kinney Speaker Series has been switched to a presentation on playwright Eugene O'Neill and wife Carlotta Monterey.

Tickets for that performance remain available, as are tickets for next Tuesday's event in the series, "An Afternoon with Coretta Scott King."

Historical character performer Betty Jewell Slater will portray King, an American civil rights leader and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

The King event is set to occur at the Firehouse Arts Center the day after the national holiday that bears her husband's name. Tickets can still be purchased for the 2 p.m. performance; the 7 p.m. show is sold out.

The Feb. 13 installment of the monthly speaker series will now spotlight "An Afternoon and Evening with Eugene O'Neill and wife Carlotta Monterey" -- replacing the originally scheduled appearance of James Armstead portraying Col. Charles Young. Historical character performers Brian and Dale Kral will portray O'Neill and Monterey.

The couple had deep ties to the Tri-Valley.

O'Neill lived in Danville during the height of his fame, penning some of his most memorable plays there, including "The Iceman Cometh," "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Their secluded Tao House in the west Danville hills is now a national historic site.

The Feb. 13 event will feature showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center. Individual tickets already purchased for the Col. Young event will be honored for the O'Neill show.

For ticket information, visit or call 462-2766.


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