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March 13, 2001 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu

Editors: Photos available upon request



"Broken 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.

"Miller focuses 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."


Opening - 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.


UIC Theatre
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."

Tickets are $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.

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