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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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attended Sep 04 2010

This play is probably one of Arthur Miller's less interesting plays. There are LOTS of characters, but none of them is very well developed. There's a time lapse of a year within the play, but it was difficult to discern this distinction since the...continued

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attended Sep 04 2010

Miller’s “…Two Mondays” has the author’s surrogate in a temporary job in an auto parts distributorship earning money so he can go off to college. As such he remains mostly as a passive observer throughout. The remaining dozen or so characters...continued

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12 stars
attended Sep 09 2010

Good but not great. Nothing wrong in seeing a great playwright's earlier effort. Cleverly produced in a small space.

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http://www.eclipsetheatre.com/season/2010/

Description

Set 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.

About the Playwright:

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.