Ten essential plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the last century.
The Man Who Had All the Luck
A charming and off-beat fable about David Beeves, a young Midwestern man whose good fortune shines on him while it passes over everyone around him. The play wrestles with the unanswerable question of fate, and how some fail while others achieve some glory in life. Performed by Emily Bergl, Kevin Chamberlin, Tim DeKay, James Gammon, Lee Garlington, Graham Hamilton, Tom McGowan, Kurtwood Smith, Russell Soder, and Tegan West.
All My Sons
World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth. Performed by James Farentino, Arye Gross, Julie Harris, Mitchell Hebert, Naomi Jacobson, Barbara Klein, Paul Morella, Michaeleen O’Neil, Nathan Taylor, and Jerry Whiddon.
Death of a Salesman
Willy Loman (Stacy Keach) is the iconic traveling salesman, whose family is torn apart by his desperate obsession with greatness. As his sons cast about aimlessly for their station in life, Willy becomes unraveled when the reality of his life threatens his long-cherished illusions. Performed by Steven Culp, Maureen Flannigan, Jason Henning, Jane Kaczmarek, Stacy Keach, Sam McMurray, Kathryn Meisle, Tim Monsion, John Sloan, Kate Steele, and Kenneth Alan Williams.
In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In a searing portrait of a community engulfed by panic, the play famously mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria that held the United States in its grip. Performed by Irene Aranga, René Auberjonois, Ed Begley Jr., Bud Cort, Richard Dreyfuss, Judyann Elder, Hector Elizondo, Fionnula Flanagan, Ann Hearne, Carol Kane, Stacy Keach, Joe Spano, and Michael York.
A View from the Bridge
Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice’s impoverished cousins enter the U.S. illegally, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of the cousins fall in love, Eddie’s affection for his niece turns into obsession. Performed by Charles Cioffi, Harry Hamlin, Jamie Hanes, Mary McDonnell, Peter Morse, Ed O’Neill, Amy Pietz, and Don Tieri.
After the Fall
Miller’s famous autobiographical drama takes place inside a lawyer’s tortured mind. Quentin is haunted by his disastrous affair with a needy sex symbol – a character said to be based on Marilyn Monroe. Performed by Amy Brenneman, Anthony LaPaglia, Amy Pietz, Amy Aquino, Gregory Itzin, Claudette Nevins, Natalija Nogulich, Al Ruscio, Raphael Sbarge, and Kenneth Alan Williams.
Incident at Vichy
In 1942 in Vichy, France, nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned – are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers “inferior”? Performed by Ben Diskin, Arye Gross, Jamie Hanes, Andrew Hawkes, Gregory Itzin, Robert Lesser, Jon Matthews, Lawrence Pressman, Raphael Sbarge, Armin Shimerman, and Shahar Sorek.
This deeply moving drama reunites two long estranged middle-aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic full of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. A wrenching saga of plaintive gestures and missed opportunities. Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, and Harris Yulin.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
Lyman Felt has it all. Wealth, success and the kind of good, solid wife he needs. And another wife – the kind of sexy woman he wants. He juggles his artful lie until a car accident on the slippery slope of Mt. Morgan lands him in hospital – with two unsuspecting wives in the waiting room. Performed by: Brian Cox, Jenny O’Hara, Amy Pietz, Kirsten Potter, Gregory Itzin, and Saidah Arrika Ekulona.
Set in 1938, this psychological mystery begins when Sylvia Gellburg suddenly loses her ability to walk. The only clue lies in Sylvia’s obsession with news accounts from Germany. Though safe in Brooklyn, Sylvia is terrified by Nazi violence – or is it something closer to home? Performed by Jane Brucker, David Dukes, Lawrence Pressman, Linda Purl, John Vickery, and JoBeth Williams.