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THEATRE PRESENTS 'BROKEN GLASS'
Glass." UIC Theatre presents an interpretation of Arthur Miller's
award-winning play. The play relates the 1938 events known as Kristallnacht
or "The Night of Broken Glass," when the Nazis in Berlin smashed
the windows and destroyed the contents of Jewish shops and synagogues.
on events from both the Depression and the Holocaust in 'Broken
Glass,'" said Neal McCollam, the play's director and events administrator
for the department of performing arts. "Clearly, he is returning
to some of the central events of his greatest works and going further
to relate those events as essentially defining his view of American
society in the 20th century."
- Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4, 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
1044 W. Harrison St.
The play is
set in Brooklyn where a Jewish housewife is obsessed with the newspaper
stories of Kristallnacht, when she suddenly loses the power of her
legs. After no physical cause can be found, the play unravels the
mystery of the paralysis through a series of conversations between
the family doctor and the housewife's family and friends.
"As one of
Miller's most recent works, 'Broken Glass' represents some of his
most complex writing since his masterpieces of the 1950s," said
McCollam. 'Broken Glass' is an example of the mature development
of Miller's most effective writing style, combining the power of
realism with the proliferating resonance of metaphor."
$7 for UIC students, $10 for UIC faculty and staff and $12 for the
general public. For ticket information and reservations, contact
the UIC Theatre at (312) 996-2939.