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St. Francis to house Arthur Miller centennial celebration

Three Days of Miller Experts, Playwrights, Drama Critics, Performances

October 13, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The late Arthur Miller at a St. Francis College event. Photo courtesy of St. Francis College
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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth, playwrights, performers, critics and scholars will take the stage at St. Francis College (180 Remsen St.) for The Arthur Miller Centennial beginning Friday, Oct. 16 and running through Sunday, Oct. 18.

Highlighting the conference is a world premiere staged reading of a Syrian/Muslim version of “A View from the Bridge,” directed by Brooke Ciardelli (founding artistic director of Northern Stage).

Other performances include Broadway and TV actress Joan Copeland, Arthur Miller’s sister and a staged reading of “All My Sons” by “On the Verge”: The Readers Theatre Company at Ithaca College. This staging of “All My Sons” will be Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The centennial will also feature a series of panel discussions by playwrights, actors and drama critics, including award- winning director Emily Mann (McCarter Theatre Center).

A panel of Arthur Miller scholars will also talk about the playwright, including Christopher Bigsby, Enoch Brater, Brenda Murphy, Sue Abbotson, Matthew Roudane and Jackson Breyer.

Arthur Miller lived in Brooklyn Heights for a time and conference chair, Stephen Marino, the editor of the Arthur Miller Journal, will conduct a walking tour of the Brooklyn Heights residences where Miller lived in the 1940s and ‘50s.

There will also be a photo exhibit of work by renowned photo journalist, and Arthur Miller’s wife, Inge Morath.

Tickets to the Arthur Miller Centennial range from $100 to $150. 

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