The 2010 Season: It’s Miller Time!

It’s no longer a secret … I’m very excited to announce that we are returning to our One Playwright, One Season format next season with a year-long exploration through the works of legendary American playwright Arthur Miller.

With a career that spans over seven decades, and a body of work that includes some of the most well-known and most frequently produced dramas in the world, Arthur Miller may be this country’s greatest storyteller. His plays range from realistic psychological dramas to abstract dreamscapes; exploring social dynamics, personal connections and political conflict.
The 2010 Arthur Miller Season is an ambitious and exciting journey through Miller’s remarkable vision, offering audiences a truly unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Arthur Miller for a full season. On behalf of everyone here at Eclipse, I’d like to invite you to join us on this unique journey, including:

  • After the Fall, opening March 2010
    This deeply personal 1964 play, which Miller says “takes place in the mind, thought, and memory of Quentin,” explores personal relationships and political loyalties through one man’s examination of his life.
  • Resurrection Blues, opening July 2010
    Miller’s penultimate play, published in 2002, humorously and powerfully satirizes the strength of faith – religious, political and personal – as a repressive dictatorship prepares to crucify a possibly divine prisoner in front of American television audiences.
  • A View From the Bridge, opening November 2010
    This 1955 classic, set in a close-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn, explores a father’s response as his safety and family are threatened by his decision to protect his cousins from immigration officials.
  • Playwright Scholar Series Events
    Throughout the 2010 Arthur Miller Season, join us for intimate readings and discussions from works throughout Miller’s canon.

Also, don’t miss productions of Arthur Miller’s most well-known plays at some of Chicago’s best theaters this fall and spring:

  • All My Sons at Timeline Theatre, running August 31 – October 4, 2009 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln. Details at 773-281-8463.
  • Death of a Salesman at Raven Theatre, running October 6 – December 5, 2009 at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. Details at 773-338-6547.
  • The Crucible at Infamous Commonwealth Theatre, running March 27 – May 2, 2010 at Raven Theatre. 6157 N. Clark. Details at 312-458-9780. 

It’s an exciting season for fans of Arthur Miller! I look forward to seeing you at the theater throughout 2010!

2 Responses

  1. ‘Death of A Salesman’ remains one of my favourite plays. Every playwright should study it for the way Miller uses, twirls, twists and turns the language. The Crucible? Not so much. Too many exclamation marks…

  2. Agreed – Miller’s use of language in SALESMAN is nothing short of brilliant. Personally, I’m a sucker for the political issues kicking underneath the surface in CRUCIBLE, but if I was directing it I think I’d have less yelling than the punctuation suggests.

    Anyone else have a favorite? Thanks, Lindsay!

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