The Iceman Cometh

The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill at the Quotidian Theatre QTC Staff
Performance Dates
Quotidian opens its 16th Season with The Iceman Cometh, a rarely-performed masterpiece by Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O’Neill that The New York Times calls a “tough, loquacious, magnificent play”.  In a shabby New York barroom and hotel in 1912, the down-and-out await their salvation; the charismatic salesman Hickey is due for a visit, and he usually provides good cheer, dirty jokes, and free drinks. 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 -- the lies we tell ourselves to make it through each day.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
180 minutes


Rocky Pioggi
Larry Slade
Hugo Kalmar
Willie Oban
Don Parritt
Harry Hope
Cecil Lewis "The Captain"
Piet Wetjoen "The General"
James Cameron "Jimmy Tomorrow"
Pat McGloin
Chuck Morello
Theodore Hickman "Hickey"

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer