All God's Chillun Got Wings
First Staged:
Provincetown Playhouse, New York, 1924

All God's Chillun Got Wings

By Eugene O'Neill

An expressionist play about a violently dysfunctional mixed-race marriage, inspired by an old Negro spiritual.

Ella is the neurotically jealous white wife of Jim, a driven, charismatic black man. She sabotages his career, effectively destroying him, before her frenzy lapses into remorseless dependency.

Eugene O'Neill's play All God's Chillun Got Wings was first performed in 1924, at the Provincetown Playhouse, New York, in a production starring Paul Robeson.

Also by Eugene O'Neill:

Desire Under the Elms & The Great God Brown
Anna Christie & The Emperor Jones: two plays
A Touch of the Poet
The Emperor Jones
Strange Interlude
The Great God Brown
The Iceman Cometh
Mourning Becomes Electra
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Ah! Wilderness
Long Day's Journey into Night
Desire Under the Elms
Anna Christie
The Hairy Ape
The Hairy Ape & All God's Chillun Got Wings

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