Life of a Playwright
I think I had to read and/or watch Death of a Salesman and The Crucible each at least four times in high school and twice in college. As with other dynamic pieces of literature, each story's depth and value was lost on my 16-year-old brain when forced to read them. A college acting class and Dustin Hoffman helped me see not only how interesting Arthur Miller was as a writer, but also as a person. In 1982, Miller published Two Way Mirror, a series of semi-autobiographical one-act plays depicting the events of his marriage to the legendary Marilyn Monroe. Starting January 4th and running through the 20th, the Southwest Rural Theatre Project will present the series, made up of two parts—Elegy for a Lady and Some Kind of Love Story. The couple, often referred to as "The Egghead and The Hourglass," were married less than 5 years, but their story is jam-packed with intrigue, scandal and, eventually, divorce. (Emily Aragon)
Friday Jan 4, 2013
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A semi-autobiographical play about Arthur Miller’s relationship with his one-time wife, the legendary Marilyn Monroe.
Play consists of two parts – Elegy for a Lady and Some Kind of Love Story. Two compelling man-woman relationships presented in the unique style of one of America’s greatest writers! SOME KIND OF LOVE STORY: A private eye finds himself bound to the prostitute whom he believes holds the vital information he desperately requires to resolve the case that has preoccupied him for years. ELEGY FOR A LADY: A wealthy man wanders into a classy boutique, looking for a gift for his mistress, a woman with only a short time to live. Gradually the shop’s proprietress assumes the persona of the dying woman. ADULTS ONLY SHOW.