Bay seniors still curious about the lives of tormented geniuses, are encouraged to take a spin to Danville’s Tao House, where Eugene O’Neill wrote his masterworks, ”Iceman Cometh” and “Long Days Journey into Night”. It Is a National Park. O’Neill moved here in 1937 with his wife, the impossibly named Carlotta Monterey, and lived here for 7 years, the longest he resided anywhere. To increase the dramatic effect of your visit come on May 6 and 20 when there will be staged readings of an early O’Neill play.
A considerably less distressed writer, Chad Hardbach, who just wrote a terrifically entertaining novel on the unpromising subject of college baseball is in town. He will be interviewed May 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts courtesy of the invaluable City Art and Lectures series.