Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues from Eclipse Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Resurrection Blues was Friday April 23, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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Featured review from Paul NRed Velvet
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First rate. Miller's dialog is, as always, very thought provoking. Presenting it as a comedy worked well. Different from the review I just read, we felt the dictator carried the show. It's a comedy, he a a bit of a buffoon and that was very entertaining.
High 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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre CompanyEclipse 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.