WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In memory of its namesake, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. This gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. This year, stage and film actress Judith Light (Other Desert Cities) will receive the 17th Monte Cristo Award. A dinner will be held in her honor, followed by a special program hosted by O'Neill Executive Director Preston Whiteway and an award presentation by director and O'Neill alumnus Thomas Kail.