Mourning Becomes Electra

Drama - Original

Guild Theatre (October 26, 1931 - February 27, 1932)
Alvin Theatre (February 29, 1932 - April 16, 1932)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 26, 1931
  • Closing Date: April 16, 1932
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 150

Playwright: Eugene O'Neill


Eugene O'Neill retells the Greek trilogy The Oresteia as the tale of the Mannon family, who lives in New England just after the Civil War and must cope with incestuous and murderous feelings among their various members.


Opening Night Cast

Mary Arbenz Hazel Niles
Lee Baker Brigadier Gen. Ezra Mannon
James Boshell Josiah Borden
Alice Brady Lavinia Mannon
Jack Byrne Amos Ames
Thomas Chalmers Capt. Adam Brant
Augusta Durgeon Emma Borden
Bernice Elliott Louisa Ames
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill Writer
  Philip Moeller Staging
  Robert Edmond Jones Scenic Design
  Robert Edmond Jones Costume Design
  The Theatre Guild Producer
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