Main Season Production
March 17-April 9, 2017
The Iceman Cometh
By Eugene O'Neill
Directed by James Cady
Dates: March 17-April 9, 2017
Times: Fri-Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm
Curtain: Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm
The Iceman Cometh focuses on a group of alcoholics and misfits who endlessly discuss but never act on their dreams, and Hickey, the traveling salesman determined to strip them of their pipe dreams. In the half century since The Iceman Cometh has gained enormously in stature, many critics now recognize it as one of the greatest plays in American drama. Curtain for Friday and Saturday performances is 7pm (30 minutes earlier than usual). Sunday performances begin at the usual time of 2pm.
Preview: March 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Talkback: Sunday, March 26, 2017
The Vortex Theatre is proud to present one of modern American theater's iconic plays.
Philip J. Shortell (The Nance, All My Sons) takes on the challenging role of Hickey, the traveling salesman who is determined to strip the misfits and drunks of their dreams.
The director, James Cady said, "Iceman is considered one of the greatest American plays. I'm pleased to bring it to life on the stage of the Vortex." The New York Times said, "The greatness in The Iceman Cometh resides in the piercing clarity of O'Neill’s vision of how, the human will being what it is, even unendurable life can be endured."