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Long Day’s Journey Into Night opens 25 March

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC), central Iowa’s home for award-winning theater that inspires, enlightens and entertains, is excited to announce its production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night opening 25 March, at the Stoner Theater of Des Moines Performing Arts.


“There is no serious American drama without Eugene O’Neill, and this is his absolute masterpiece” said ISTC Artistic Director Matthew McIver. “Every dysfunctional family show we adore today can trace back to the loving, warring Tyrone family. It’s like Succession without the money.”


Long Day’s Journey Into Night is Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece of the American family, which he never allowed to be performed in his lifetime. Based on O’Neill’s own loving but damaged family, it shares the story of heartbreak and addiction through one long day in the life of the Tyrone family. The set and lighting design are by ISTC Director of Production Jay Jagim, winner of a Cloris Lifetime Achievement Award, and the production is directed by ISTC Artistic Director Matthew McIver. Doris Nash designed the costumes, with Brandon Kair designing sound. Katrina Sieck serves as stage manager. The cast is as follows:


James Tyrone ………………………………………………………………………... Richard Maynard

Mary Tyrone …………………………………………………………………………… Kim Grimaldi

Jamie Tyrone …………………………………………………………………………….. David Korkow

Edmund Tyrone ……………………………………………………………………. Giovanni Bahenna

Cathleen ……………………………………………………………………..………. Hannah Stenback


Long Day’s Journey Into Night is sponsored by Iles Funeral Home, and presented with support from season sponsors Craig and Betty Miller, as well as Bravo Greater Des Moines, Polk County and the Iowa Arts Council.

“This show is one of the most influential we have ever mounted, and one that central Iowa audiences do not get many chances to see,” said McIver. “We could not be more proud and excited to bring this American classic to our community.”



Performance Dates for Long Day’s Journey Into Night


Friday, Mar 25, 7:30 PM Saturday, Mar 26, 7:30 PM Sunday, Mar 27, 2:00 PM Wednesday, Mar 30, 7:30 PM Thursday, Mar 31, 7:30 PM Friday, Apr 1, 7:30 PM Saturday, Apr 2, 2:00 PM Saturday, Apr 2, 7:30 PM Sunday, Apr 3, 2:00 PM



Iowa Stage Theatre Company, founded in 2017, is a professional theater company in central Iowa that creates high-quality audience experiences of the greatest stories ever told onstage, from the classics to the cutting edge. Artistic Director Matthew McIver and our Resident Artist Company work to transform Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.


For Press Photos, please contact Heidi Mason by email at hmason@iowastag.org. For more information about Iowa Stage Theatre Company, visit us online at www.iowastage.org.

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