Anna Christie


May 5 & 6, 1932


Illini Theatre


Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize winning play about love and forgiveness charts one woman’s longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation. Exiled from her home by the Old Devil Sea to the inland plains, Anna Christie’s life changed forever at just five years of age. Fifteen years later, she is reunited with the father who sent her away, and sets sail in search of a new beginning.

Author: Eugene O’Neill

Historian’s Corner

“Anna Christie” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1922. While it is one of O’Neill’s older plays, it is considered by critics as one of his best plays.