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Ghosts of Monte Cristo
 
A story of playwright Eugene O'Neill,
his brother Jamie and the woman
who haunted them both
 
A New Play by Helene Montagna
A Stage Reading (followed by a Q&A)
Sea View Playwright's Theatre, Staten Island, New York
June 4, 2007

Eugene O'Neill - Jack Dabdoub
Jamie O'Neill - Frank Nigro
Anna - Dina Buccafusco
Stage Directions - Melissa Neuer

The action of the play takes place in March 1922, in the Prince George Hotel in New York City and in a private room on a train heading from California to New York.

Helene Montagna (Playwright) has been involved backstage in Staten Island community theatre for over 20 years.  She has studied playwriting with playwrights Dan O'Brien, Richard Caliban and Garth Wingfield.  Her play Moving Day was read in April at the Young Playwrights Group in Manhattan.

Jack Dabdouh (Eugene O'Neill) was last seen in Noises Off at Snug Harbor.  At SVPT, he played Theodore "Hickey" Hickman in The Iceman Cometh and Christy Mahon in Playboy of the Western World.

Frank Nigro (Jamie O'Neill) has performed in venues throughout New York City in theatre, film, audio and interactive works.

Dina Buccafusco (Anna) was last seen on the SVPT stage as Mrs. Manningham in Angel Street.  Her favorite roles at SVPT include the title role in Sylvia, Catherine in The Heiress, Cheri in Bus Stop, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Ophelia in Hamlet.


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