This rarely performed masterpiece by Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill unfolds in a shabby New York hotel saloon in 1912, where the down-and-out await their salvation. Hickey, the charismatic salesman, is due for a visit, and he usually provides good cheer, dirty jokes and free drinks for all. When Hickey arrives this time, however, he's a changed man -- and he brings with him a sobering truth that his old friends don't want to hear. O'Neill's ambitious ensemble piece wrestles with the necessity of pipe dreams and the lies we tell ourselves to make it through each day. Catch The Iceman Cometh at Sacramento's Wilkerson Theatre.
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