Josie, a towering woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation lives in a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse with her conniving father. Together, they're a formidable force as they scrape together a livelihood. But Josie's softer side is exposed through her love of Jim Tyrone, her father's drinking buddy - a third-rate actor whose dreams of stardom were washed away by alcohol. The companion pieces are "Long Day's Journey" and "The Iceman Cometh".
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) was a four times Pulitzer Prize winner and the first American dramatist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He wrote over forty stage plays in a wide variety of genres, among them Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh and his masterpiece, Long Day's Journey into Night, all successfully revived in recent years and all published by NHB.