Shortly after the debut of EXORCISM: A PLAY IN ONE ACT in 1920, Eugene O'Neill suddenly canceled production and ordered all existing copies of the drama destroyed. For over ninety years, it was believed that the play was irrevocably lost, until it was recently discovered that O'Neill's second wife had in fact retained a copy.
Revolving around a suicide attempt, Exorcism draws on a dark incident in O'Neill's own life. This defining event led to his first serious efforts to write. Exorcism displays early examples of O'Neill's unparalleled skills of capturing deeply personal human drama, and it explores major themes—mourning and melancholia, addiction and sobriety, tensions between fathers and sons—that would permeate his later work.
South Camden Theatre Company is proud to be one of the few theatre companies to ever produce this workshop production of a rarely seen early O'Neill work. This special theatrical event will be directed by Producing Artistic Director Joseph M. Paprzycki. Only four performances Jan 18-20, 2013.