the 2010 Arthur Miller season

Eclipse Theatre Company is proud to announce that Legendary writer Arthur Miller will be our featured playwright for the 2010 season.

Arthur Miller was one of the leading American playwrights of the twentieth century. Living through young adulthood during the Great Depression, Miller was shaped by the poverty that surrounded him, which demonstrated to him the fragility and vulnerability of human existence in the modern era. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include awards-winning plays such as All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, and The Crucible. Miller won a Tony Award for Death of a Salesman as well as a Pulitzer Prize. Miller was often in the public eye from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, a period during which he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee. About his work, Miller once said, “Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.” Arthur Miller passed away in 2005 at the age of 89, leaving a legacy that has forever shaped the American character and literary landscape.

Resurrection Blues – A Chicago Premiere!

Directed by Artistic Director
Nathaniel Swift
March 25-May 9, 2010
(Opening Night March 28, 2010)
The Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago ILHigh in the mountains of an unnamed dictatorship, a revolution is brewing. When the rebels’ messiah-like leader is captured, an American production company purchases the rights to televise his sentence: death by crucifixion. Published in 2002, Miller’s penultimate play brilliantly satirizes modern politics and faith in a media-obsessed society.

After The Fall

Directed by Ensemble Member
Steve Scott
July 8-August 22, 2010
(Opening Night July 11, 2010)
The Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago ILMiller’s ambitious and personal 1964 masterpiece explores a new sense of non-linear theatricality in its powerful study of one man’s search for meaning through his memories and relationships. Images and scenes intertwine, illuminating his humanity and probing into the revealing, often painful events of his past.

A Memory of Two Mondays

Directed by Ensemble Member
Steven Fedoruk
September 2-October 17, 2010
(Opening Night September 5, 2010)
The Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago ILSet in a 1930s Brooklyn automobile parts warehouse with a strong cast of richly detailed characters, Miller draws on his own personal experience to explore the monotonous struggle to make a living and the dreams of a young man yearning for a college education in the midst of people stumbling through life in a haze of hopelessness and despondency.

The Playwright Scholar Series

TBA at the Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL

As a subscriber, you’ll also get to learn more about the life and works of Arhur Miller, with free readings and events throughout the season, including full-length and one act plays, prose and adaptations. Details regarding our scholar series events will be announced in 2010.

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