O’Neill) 是一个在宏都拉斯 (Honduras) 金矿探勘员，在他成为一个成功的剧作家之前，他也在一艘不定期航行货船上担任船员。在他添加麻州普洛文斯镇 (Pronvincetown) 的年轻艺术家海畔度假村假期时，他只有28岁。
这些年轻艺术家共同把杰克船长码头 (Captain Jack’s Warf) 上的一栋建筑物改建为舞台。这些艺术家自称为普洛文斯镇演员，而这个舞台，就是剧作家剧场 (Playwright’s Theater) 。这些艺术家也表演自己创作的戏剧作品。这些演员得到很好的评价，当夏天快要退出时，他们已经准备好到纽约发展了。
Eugene O'Neill worked as a gold prospector in Honduras and as a seaman on a tramp steamer before he discovered success as a playwright. He was 28 years old when he joined a group of young artists vacationing at the seaside resort of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Together they turned a building on Captain Jack's Wharf into a stage. Calling themselves the Provincetown Players, and their stage, the Playwrights' Theater, the group wrote and performed their own plays. The Players received good reviews, and when the summer season closed they felt ready for New York.