"Long Day's Journey Into Night" is the second Eugene O'Neill play produced during the Joe Dowling era, which began in 1995. Douglas Wager directed "Ah, Wilderness!" in a 1999 production that starred T.R. Knight. In 1980, George Keathley directed "Desire Under the Elms." In 1977, Nick Havinga staged O'Neill's three-character play "A Moon for the Misbegotten" with Peter Michael Goetz as James Tyrone Jr. (Goetz plays patriarch James Tyrone in "Long Day's Journey"). In 1969, Mel Shapiro staged O'Neill's trilogy, "Mourning Becomes Electra," which re-sets "The Oresteia," in Civil War-era America. In 1966, Edward Payson Call and Douglas Campbell directed the Guthrie's first O'Neill work, "S.S. Glencairn," a quartet of ocean-themed plays.