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Archive for Arthur Miller

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Ahmanson Theatre

Photo by Jan Versweyveld

Photo by Jan Versweyveld

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

The Young Vic production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge was roundly praised in both London and New York. The current version at the Ahmanson, however, has at least a couple of major problems. Read more…

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove revives Arthur Miller’s 1957 classic “A View From the Bridge” with a staging at once utterly realistic and utterly stylized. Read more…

Now running through November 5.

ALL MY SONS at A Noise Within

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

As in Death of a Salesman, his 1949 Pulitzer Prize winner (and my personal favorite) Arthur Miller’s All My Sons looks at an American family in crisis and weaves their story into a broader vision of a morally bankrupt culture. Read more…

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

Arthur Miller’s powerful 1947 family drama has aged surprisingly well, with its message of capitalist greed and personal hypocrisy ululating strongly through the many years since its first production.  There are different ways of watching the drama:  The first time you see All My Sons, you’ll probably follow the narrative in real time, as the horror unfolds and the sorrows escalate. Read more…

Now running through November 21.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Long Beach Playhouse

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Photo by Michael Hardy

Shirle Gottlieb – Gazette Newspapers

I can’t count how many productions I’ve seen of “Death of a Salesman” over the years — including, of course, the inevitable movie that packs the theater whenever or wherever it plays.

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Now running through June 20.

THE PRICE at the Mark Taper Forum

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Jonas Schwartz -  TheaterMania

A revival of Arthur Miller’s 1967 The Price, in which a room full of furniture triggers a catharsis between a frustrated man, his wife, and his estranged brother, is now running at the Mark Taper Forum. Old wounds are pulled open and family trauma is finally able to mend in this stirring play, directed by Garry Hynes.   Read more…

Now running through March 22.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN at South Coast Repertory Theatre

Photo by Debora Robinson

Photo by Debora Robinson

Deborah Klugman – ArtsBeatLA

Death of a Salesman is about American capitalism and the price it extracts from the everyday working Joe. It’s about dreams and expectations, and what happens to someone when these go unfulfilled. It’s about honesty and the ultimate consequences extracted from those who self-deceive. And, of course, it’s about fathers and sons – that primal connection that can blight a life once corroded or destroyed.
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Now running through September 29.

All My Sons, Dreamhouse Theater

 

Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly

Oft staged, Arthur Miller’s 1947 tragedy is a modern American classic for good reason; its powerful message endures. On the surface All My Sons is a slice of post WWII small town family life. Beneath that homespun layer lurk cold-hearted monsters.  Read more…