Ah, Wilderness


January 23 & 24, 1941


Majestic Theatre


The story takes place over the July Fourth weekend in 1906 in an idyllic Connecticut town. It offers a tender retrospective portrait of small town family values, teenage growing pains and young love.

Author: Eugene O’Neill

Historian’s Corner

With a vote by the Community Players board, action was taken to omit the bar room scene from the production. In this scene, Richard, the teenage son suffering the pangs of love, gets drunk and eventually gets his first kiss from a lady in the bar. Realizing the profession of the lady in the bar, and finding that he immediately lacks courage, Richard goes quickly home. Arriving home while still in a drunken state, Richard encounter his father.