O'Neill Under the Elms
Eugene O'Neill's Broadway production of Desire Under the Elms ends with a murderer and her lover led off to jail. Abbie Putnam, who is married to Eben's father, murders the young baby that she and Eben had conceived. This allegedly caused one theater-goer to remark:
"I hate to see that Eben son go down."
J. J. Hainsworth
Bernard A. Drew