Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Schiff (The West Wing) will make his Shakespeare Theatre Company mainstage debut when he stars in Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie during STC’s 2012-2013 Season. This new offering will replace the previously announced production of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman.
One of Eugene O’Neill’s later works, Hughie is a commanding study of Erie Smith, a man whose illusions of a grand lifestyle are wavering after the death of the stranger who quietly validated his larger-than-life confidence. Erie is searching for a new person to affirm his transparent fantasies or else be forced to face his own crushing self-pity. Hughie stands to transfix its audience with the raw force wrought by one of O’Neill’s most stirring characters.