The Miller Plays at MSU
Although they could not be more at odds in plot and style, Arthur Miller’s A Memory of Two Mondays and A View From the Bridge are linked by the common thread of immigration.
A Memory of Two Mondays, which is based loosely on Miller’s own life, is the story of Bert, a young man who works in an auto parts warehouse. Through his eyes, we witness the lives of his coworkers and their moments of friendship, love and solidarity, as well as the times they are plagued by xenophobia, alcoholism, and loss.
A View From the Bridgetraces the downfall of Eddie, a longshoreman who agrees to harbor his Italian relatives after they illegally enter the country in search of work. When one of the men falls for Eddie’s adopted niece, he is forced to reckon with the growing distrust and fear he begins to exhibit.
Miller fearlessly examines the lives of America and her people, native and foreign alike. Rarely produced in their original pairing,The Miller Playsoffer authentic investigations of America that feel painfully familiar today.
The Miller Playsruns from Oct. 12 to Oct. 21 at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Tickets are available here:https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/dot-the-miller-plays(Note that the parking fee at Wharton Center has been increased to $10.)
Friday, October 12 8:00pm
Saturday, October 13 2:00pm
Saturday, October 13 8:00pm
Sunday, October 14 2:00pm*
Tuesday, October 16 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 17 7:30pm
Thursday, October 18 7:30pm**
Friday, October 19 8:00pm
Saturday, October 20 TBD
Sunday, October 212:00pm
*A post-show discussion with the director will begin at 1:15pm
**A post-show with the director and guest speakers will follow the performance