Arthur Miller's After the Fall, a Rarely Produced Classic
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The last date listed for After the Fall was Friday July 30, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Harking back to the charged family dynamics of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, the new play Miracles in the Fall -- winner of the 2013 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays -- is a powerful investigation of the intersection of secrets, faith and forgiveness. Set in 1968 Detroit, the play centers on a young Dominican nun, Clare Connelly, who is the caretaker of her alcoholic father, Jimmy. In due course, she uncovers the very secrets that have thrown a pall of shame over the family for many years. A maverick Jesuit priest and Clare's own brother Charlie inspire and challenge Clare in equal measure throughout this sensitive and intelligent drama. Written by local playwright Chuck O'Connor (High Hard Ones), Miracles in the Fall now comes to Greenhouse Theater Center. Learn More
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Featured review from Mo in ChicagoRed Velvet
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Very nicely done! Large cast (14 actors), all of whom were great. Set design was an interesting and unusual use of space. Good job with lighting, sound & costumes. Script was heavy and long (3 hours with 1 intermission), but well worth seeing. Director did a good job with shifts in time (ie: from present to distant past to near past, etc).
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We loved the first act which was so interesting-- top notch staging and great acting by all. The second act was too long and left us flat and looking forward to the end of the angst. Given the various story lines in the first act, that were so...continued
Miller’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.
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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.