Plays Directory : Desire Under the Elms

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Eugene O'Neill
  • Written
    1924
  • Setting
    The Cabot farmhouse in New England, in the year 1850
  • Overview
    Widower Ephraim Cabot abandons his New England farm to his three sons, who hate him but share his greed. Eben, the youngest and brightest sibling, feels the farm is his birthright, as it originally belonged to his mother. He buys out his half-brothers' shares of the farm with money stolen from his father, and Peter and Simeon head off to California to seek their fortune. Later, Ephraim returns with a new wife, the beautiful and headstrong Abbie, who enters into an adulterous affair with Eben. Soon after, Abbie bears Eben's child, but lets Ephraim believe that the child is his, in the hopes of securing her future with the farm. The proud Ephraim is oblivious as his neighbors openly mock him as a cuckold. Madly in love with Eben and fearful it would become an obstacle to their relationship, Abbie kills the infant. An enraged and distraught Eben turns Abbie over to the sheriff, but not before admitting to himself the depths of his love for her and thus confessing his own role in the infanticide.

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1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Andy Hall
Andy Hall
Company Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager
Crucible
Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis
Sound Operator
2017, Sound No 1
Crucible theatre
Sule Rimi
Sule Rimi
Actor
2017, Simeon
Kayleigh Anderson
Kayleigh Anderson
Costume Assistant
2017, Costume Assistant
Crucible Theatre
Jeffrey Miceli
Jeffrey Miceli
Stage Manager
2016, Stage Manager, Lighting Assistant, Lighting Operator, Sound Operator.
Chapel Off Chapel
Helen King
Helen King
Deputy Stage Manager
2013, DSM
Lyric Hammersmith
Drew Turner
Drew Turner
Technical Stage Manager
2012, Fit Up Crew
Lyric Hammersmith
Abbie Farnworth
Abbie Farnworth
Production Manager
2012, Production Manager
Lyric Hammersmith
Charlotte Hall
2012, Ensemble dancer
Lyric Hammersmith
Elizabeth Gaubert
2012, Ensemble
Lyric Hammersmith
Catherine Morgan
Catherine Morgan
Set Designer
2012, Assistant Designer
Zhizi Hao
Zhizi Hao
Actor
2011, Ephraim Cabot
Stephen James
Stephen James
Costume Designer
2011, Costume Designer
Darrell Davy
Darrell Davy
Actor
2010, Sheriff's Assistant
New Vic Theatre (Stoke)
Kirsty Nicol
Kirsty Nicol
Set Designer
2010, Scenic Painter & Set Dresser
Kirsty Nicol
Kirsty Nicol
Set Designer
2010, Scenic Painter & Set Dresser
Robyn Hayes
Robyn Hayes
Deputy Stage Manager
2010, Assistant Stage Manager
New Vic Theatre
Owen Oakeshott
2010, Peter
New Vic
Victoria Lloyd
2010, Abbie Putnam
New Vic Theatre
Kelly Rose
Kelly Rose
Costume Supervisor
2009, Dyer / Painter