About The Eugene O'Neill Project - A Digital Experience
The Eugene O’Neill Project is a selection of Eugene O’Neill scenes from three of his Pulitzer Prize winning plays: Beyond the Horizon,
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Anna Christie. The Eugene O’Neill Project explores the American family through the lens of addiction,
attraction, and monumental loss. Our talented and dynamic cast will weave a series of seemingly unrelated characters and scenarios to reveal thematic patterns.
The O’Neill Project spans more than 30 years of Eugene O’Neill’s prolific playwriting career: Anna Christie premiered in 1921, Beyond the Horizon
in 1918, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 1956. The episodic structure of The O’Neill Project is meant to reacquaint old fans with the playwright’s rich dialogue and distinctive voice and welcome new audiences to sample three of the best American plays ever written. This unique collection of scenes is thoughtful, suspenseful, and heartfelt.
While we wish we could welcome audiences into The Alban, we can’t, in good conscience traditionally produce theatre. So we’re going non traditional! We built a set, got our costumes, and rehearsed our show just like a normal production but instead of an audience we turned our tech crew into a video production team. The play will be performed like traditional theatre, with no cuts or fancy edits. Instead the director, Leah Turley, turned herself into a live video producer and told her camera team where to go and when, and she made all the switches between shots in real time during the performance. Just like live television. While it's definitely not traditional theatre, we are very excited to share this new way of producing theatre with you, and we hope you are just as happy with the production that we created as we are. When you buy a "ticket" you will get a digital link the day of the show that will allow you to watch the final product that day only. So make sure you buy a ticket for a day that you will be able to watch the performance as the link for each day will expire at midnight.
Alban Arts Center
The Alban Arts Center is a small arts organization in the heart of downtown St. Albans. Located within the historic Alban Theater, originally built in 1938 as a movie house, the Alban Arts Center provides a wide array of artistic opportunities for St. Albans and the surrounding community within its intimate 225 seat theater. Primarily focusing on the performing arts, the Alban produces 4-6 productions every year, in addition to hosting several other theatre companies and touring productions. The Alban, as a small and energetic organization, can segue from large, family oriented casts to intimate and intense dramas in the course of their season; and even produces an annual Shakespeare in the Park at St. Albans City Park. The Alban also hosts concerts, movies, and a variety of other performances throughout the year.
In addition to producing and hosting theatrical productions the Alban Arts Center also houses the Alban Arts Academy, a twice yearly extra-curricular academy that has provided artistic education to the greater-metro area, since 2010. Academy classes include Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre and much more. All classes are taught by local artists, and over 1,000 students from 7 counties have traveled to St. Albans for their arts education needs. Every spring and fall semester the Alban Arts Academy offers 15+ classes and awards scholarships to students that may need them.