Corn Exchange


Photo by Rich Gilligan

Desire Under the Elms

by Eugene O'Neill

Corn Exchange’s solution is artful, austerely beautiful and appropriately severe. 

On a rough, stony farm in 1850s New England, old Ephraim Cabot brings his third wife back to the family home. When his youngest son meets her sparks fly – with devastating consequences.

In this early masterpiece of American drama, Eugene O’Neill draws on both Greek tragedy and his Irish roots to tell a story soaked with greed, repressed desire and the yearning for escape. Together these elements present a deeply disturbing portrait of the American psyche stirred by the rage of the Old Country.

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