Running Time 90 min
Performed with no intermission

Strobe Lights are used in this production

Recommended for ages 14+

SPECIAL EVENTS
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This fall, the Playhouse kicks off its sixth annual educational and community engagement initiative, in celebration of 100 years of Arthur Miller and the Playhouse production of his late masterpiece Broken Glass.

As in past seasons, we have teamed up with a host of community partners to bring the public an array of exciting events, most free-of-charge!




* Events, times & speakers subject to change | See below for exact times & locations *


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EVENT LISTING
In chronological order | Click listing for details




CELEBRATING ARTHUR MILLER AT 100: A VIDEO

Watch this short documentary surveying the life, works and major themes of one of America's greatest playwrights; including interviews with prominent Miller scholars and artists, historic images, and Miller's own words.



EVENT DETAILS

| HONORING ARTHUR MILLER: BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION & LUNCH
Thursday, September 24, 12:00 noon
A collaboration with Norwalk Public Library

Main Auditorium, Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk


Free and open to the public

Norwalk Public Library will host a book group discussion around Arthur Miller’s classic 1945 novel, Focus, one of the first literary works in America to deal with the problem of anti-Semitism. The Library will provide a light lunch.

For additional information or to register for the program, please call Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org. Copies of Focus will be available for loan through the Library.

 

| EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: TEACHING ARTHUR MILLER IN THE CLASSROOM
Tuesday, September 29, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Smilow Lounge at Westport Country Playhouse

Free and open to all educators; dinner provided; reservations required


Susan Abbotson, professor of English at Rhode Island College and author of The Student Companion to Arthur Miller, leads this intensive exploration on teaching Miller in the classroom, with a particular focus on his masterworks, Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. Attention will also be given regarding how such plays can be used to explore aspects of American history. Please RSVP to Don Rebar via phone (203-571-1140) or email (drebar@westportplayhouse.org) by 9/25.

| ARTHUR MILLER’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Thursday, October 1, 2:30 pm
A collaboration with Norwalk Community College

PepsiCo Theater
Norwalk Community College
, East Campus
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk


Free and open to the public

Norwalk Community College will host a student/faculty forum with Professors Jan Bowes-Marek, English as a Second Language; Gary Capobianco, Psychology; Renae Edge, Speech Communication; William Grodman, Psychology; Christine Mangone, Music and Theater; and William O’Connell, English, exploring the life and work of Arthur Miller.

| FILM SCREENING: FOCUS
Saturday, October 3, 7:30 pm
A collaboration with The Unitarian Church in Westport REEL Justice Film Series

Unitarian Church in Westport
10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport

 
Free and open to the public


Focus is a 2001 film based on a 1945 novel by Arthur Miller. In the waning months of World War II, a man is mistakenly identified as a Jew by his anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victim of religious and racial persecution, he finds himself aligned with a local Jewish man in a struggle for dignity and survival. Starring William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer, and Meat Loaf. Talkback and refreshments will follow the screening. For information call (203) 227.7205 x14 or contact david@uuwestport.org.

| FILM SCREENING: THE CRUCIBLE
Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm
A collaboration with Westport Cinema Initiative

The Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse
Sheffer Studio


Free and open to the public

Nicholas Hytner, former Artistic Director of Britain’s Royal National Theatre, directs Arthur Miller’s screen adaptation of one of his greatest plays, with an all-star cast, including Daniel Day-Lewis, Joan Allen, and Paul Scofield. A talkback will follow the screening.

| ARTHUR MILLER BOOKSTORE
October 6-24
A collaboration with Barnes & Noble of Westport

WCP Lobby

A selection of Arthur Miller titles, specially curated by the WCP artistic staff, will be on sale in the lobby throughout the run of Broken Glass. Further your exploration of the life and works of this singular American artist.

| ARTHUR MILLER IN CONVERSATION
October 6-24

WCP Lobby

Free and open to the public

Throughout the run of Broken Glass, select footage of a 2004 interview with the playwright conducted by WCP Artistic Director Mark Lamos will be on display in the lobby.

| EDUCATORS’ NIGHT
Friday, October 9, 6:30 pm

Smilow Lounge at Westport Country Playhouse 


Tickets $20 (includes pre-show reception and performance)


Join fellow educators for a special preview performance with pre-show discussion illuminating the many themes of Broken Glass. Meet and mingle, and enjoy food and drink in a casual atmosphere, while sharing insider insights on a powerful dramatic work. Please call the Box Office (203-227-4177) to make your reservation.

| SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM: A DISCUSSION WITH MILLER SCHOLARS SUSAN ABBOTSON AND STEPHEN MARINO
Sunday, October 11, after the 3:00 pm matinee performance
A collaboration with the Arthur Miller Society

The Jason Robards Theatre at Westport Country Playhouse

Free and open to the public

Join renowned Arthur Miller scholars Susan Abbotson, author of The Critical Companion to Arthur Miller and The Student Companion to Arthur Miller; and Stephen Marino, founding editor of The Arthur Miller Journal, as they shed light on the work and career of one of the most important American playwrights of the twentieth century.

| AUTHOR TALK: A GUEST AT THE SHOOTER’S BANQUET BY RITA B. GABIS
Tuesday, October 13, 12:00 noon
A collaboration with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and Westport Library

Westport Library
20 Jessup Road, Westport


Free and open to the public

Poet and historian Rita Gabis, the daughter of a Lithuanian Catholic mother and Russian Jewish father, shares her journey to unravel the truth about her beloved grandfather, who from 1941 to 1943 had been the chief of security police under the Gestapo in a Lithuanian town where eight thousand Jews were murdered over three days in the fall of 1941. In 1942, the local Polish population was also hunted down. Gabis felt compelled to find out the complicated truth of who her grandfather was and what he had done.

| TOGETHER AT THE TABLE
Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 pm

The Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse
Sheffer Studio


Discounted ticket price of $10 includes dinner and the show; must attend as a family group (with student-age children; Recommended for ages 14 and up)

Together at the Table Family Dinners allow families to enjoy a communal dinner in our rehearsal barn and a casual conversation about the show before attending a performance. This program aims to make live theater accessible to more families, and to introduce young audience members to Westport Country Playhouse in a warm and informal atmosphere. Please call the Box Office (203-227-4177) to make your reservation.

| AUTHOR TALK: I DIDN’T TELL THEM ANYTHING BY ALEENA RIEGER
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 pm
A collaboration with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and Westport Library

The Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse
Sheffer Studio


Free and open to the public


Join WWII child survivor Aleena Rieger as she reads from her new memoir, sharing long-held family secrets of their harrowing flight and narrow escapes from two totalitarian regimes, Nazi and Soviet, and the fear that caused them to keep those secrets even after finding shelter in America. Aleena will share her dramatic part in one of those escapes, and how the trauma of their past shaped the family narrative.

| ARTHUR MILLER’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Saturday, October 17, before the 3:00 pm matinee performance

WCP Lobby

Join us in celebrating Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday with pre-show refreshments in the lobby.

| ARTHUR MILLER’S AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE, A DISCUSSION WITH J.J. GOLDBERG, EDITOR-AT-LARGE OF THE FORWARD
Sunday, October 18, after the 3:00 pm matinee performance
A collaboration with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County

The Jason Robards Theatre at Westport Country Playhouse

Free and open to the public

Broken Glass was Arthur Miller’s first play to deal explicitly with the complexities of the American Jewish experience, but Miller’s writing was infused with Jewish characters and themes throughout his prolific career. Join J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of The Forward and author of Jewish Power: Inside the American Jewish Establishment, as he discusses the historical and cultural contexts of some of Miller’s most enduring works, from Death of a Salesman to The Crucible to Broken Glass.

| ARTISTIC DIRECTORS FORUM: MARK LAMOS, JAMES BUNDY, AND JOHN TILLINGER DISCUSS ARTHUR MILLER’S INDELIBLE IMPACT ON THE AMERICAN THEATER
Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm

Westport Country Playhouse

Free and open to the public

Join Mark Lamos (WCP), James Bundy (Yale Rep), and John Tillinger (director, Broken Glass world premiere), artistic directors of some of Connecticut’s most vital theaters, as they discuss Arthur Miller as an artist and a man of the theater, sharing personal insights into his work.

| TALKBACK WITH THE ACTORS
Thursday, October 22, after the 8:00 pm performance

The Jason Robards Theatre at Westport Country Playhouse

Free and Open to the Public

Join the cast of Broken Glass as they discuss the creative process and the challenges inherent in bringing Arthur Miller’s play to life on the stage.


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Header Photo: Jennry Denman (Into the Woods). Photo by T. Charles Erikson.