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Earlier this year, Yale University Press published "Exorcism," Eugene O'Neill's "lost play."
It had been believed that all copies of the work had been destroyed, but a researcher discovered a remaining version of this one-act that O'Neill based on his own suicide attempt.
This year's O'Neill Celebration will focus on "Exorcism," which is being described as a prequel to "Long Day's Journey into Night." Celebration highlights are a reading of the play and then a panel discussion of it and its foreshadowing of "Long Day's Journey."
The O'Neill Celebration events - all free, all held at the Monte Cristo Cottage, 325 Pequot Ave., New London - are:
8 p.m.: Outdoor film screening of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" starring Kevin Spacey and Jason Robards
9:30 a.m.: Welcome and registration
10 a.m.: Reading of "Exorcism" with Reed Birney, Will Rogers, Jordan Gelbert, Jeremy Bobb and John Jellison
10:45 a.m.: Panel discussion on "Exorcism" and its foreshadowing of "Long Day's Journey"; panel includes Robert M. Dowling, Dan Sullivan and Beth Wynstra
12:30-3:30 p.m.: Monte Cristo Cottage open house
Register by calling (860) 443-5378, ext. 288, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.