The Emperor Jones

Name: Irish Repertory Theatre
Address: 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Production Details
First performance date: March 1, 2017
Opening date: March 12, 2017
Closing date: April 23, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
Eugene O’Neill’s groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Following a prison break in the United States, Jones sets himself up as monarch of a Caribbean island. When the Natives rebel after years of exploitation, Jones’s mesmerizing journey into darkness becomes a terrifying psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness. With his demons in heavy pursuit, the Emperor is forced to confront not just the mortal sins of his past but also the depravities against his ancestors, — all in search of forgiveness and salvation.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Eugene O'Neill Playwright
Christian Frederickson Music
Ryan Rumery Music
M. Florian Staab Music
Ciaran O'Reilly Director
Barry McNabb Choreographer
Charlie Corcoran Set Designer
Antonia Ford-Roberts Costume Designer
Whitney Locher Costume Designer
Brian Nason Lighting Designer
Ryan Rumery Sound Designer
M. Florian Staab Sound Designer
Deidre Brennan Prop Design
Bob Flanagan Puppet and Mask Design
Karen Evanouskas Production Stage Manager
Rebecca C. Monroe Assistant Stage Manager

Actor Role
Obi Alibi Brutus Jones