Desire Under the Elms

By Eugene O'Neill
Created & performed by Abrahamse and Meyer Productions
Cape Town, South Africa

EgoPo and Drexel University hosted this special touring performance created by an award-winning South African theater company.

Eugene O'Neill's powerful classic re-set in colonial Cape Town has won critical acclaim in South Africa for its lyric beauty and boldness. O'Neill's 1924 tragedy about a stepson in love with his stepmother is reimagined in rural South Africa, where a British farmer brings home a Xhosa bride. This emotionally potent cast creates a smoldering drama, leaving audiences breathless. Made possible with support from Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and their Performing Arts Department.

Featuring: Mbali Bloom, Marcel Meyer, and Robin Smith

Direction & Design: Fred Abrahamse
Production Photos: Pat Barilow

Co-presenters: EgoPo & Drexel University

"Desire packs a wallop" -David Fox