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Arthur Miller Theatre - Grand Opening

Playing for Time

By Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller Theatre - Walgreen Drama Center

March 29 - April 8, 2006

Additional Events for the Arthur Miller Grand Opening

Programs subject to change.

Arthur Miller and the University of Michigan
March 12 - April 8, 2007; Arthur Miller Theatre Lobby, Free
An exhibit of items from the UM Special Collections Library on Arthur Miller. Curated by Kathryn Beam.

The Architecture of the Walgreen Drama Center
March 10 - April 8, 2007; Ann Arbor District Library,  343 South Fifth Avenue, Free
An exhibit of the architecture and design process of the Walgreen Drama Center and the Arthur Miller Theatre.

The Global Miller Symposium
March 29- 31, 2007

Click here for more details on the Global Miller Symposium

The Edge of a Word
March 29 - April 7, 2007, Walgreen Drama Center, Free
A live art exploration of Arthur Miller and the themes in his plays. Enjoy four 10-minute performance pieces running in repertory in and around the Walgreen Drama Center and Arthur Miller Theatre lobby created by students in the directing program in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama.  The works run prior to the evening performances of Playing for Time beginning 45-minutes before showtime.  A Basement Arts and the Dept. of Theatre & Drama co-production.

Carillon Performances
March 29 & 30, 2007 at 6:15PM, Lurie Tower, North Campus Quadrangle
University carillonist Steven Ball combines music for carillon with images from Arthur Miller’s life.

Opera scenes from A View From the Bridge
April 1 & 3, 2007 at 7 PM, Walgreen Drama Center Studio One
Free admission, however tickets are required.

League Ticket Office 734-764-2538
William Bolcom’s A View From The Bridge is widely considered as one of the most significant additions to the American opera in recent times. The libretto, written by Arnold Weinstein and Arthur Miller, is based on Miller’s play of the same name. The opera made its debut at the Chicaco Lyric Opera in 1999. Bolcom’s music traverses a powerful emotional and stylistic landscape, from jazz to lyricism to dissonance.Directed by Opera Workshop Director Joshua Major, Tuesday’s performance includes a talk back with composer William Bolcom.

The Charlotte Salomon Project

Based on the life and paintings of a Holocaust artist
April 6 at 8 PM and 11 PM
April 7, 2007 at 5 PM and 8 PM
Walgreen Drama Center Studio One,

with a related art gallery showing in Studio Two
Free admission, however tickets are required.

League Ticket Office 734-764-2538
Charlotte Salomon was a Jewish artist who was born in Berlin and escaped to the south of France during the Second World War. While in exile she created 1,300 paintings over the course of two years, depicting her family’s history, her sheltered and highly cultured girlhood during the rise of the Nazi regime, her development into an artist, and her troubled love for her stepmother’s vocal coach. Polybe + Seats is a group of artists who create projects that experiment with language and structure toward the development of a new poetics for the theater. The texts, visuals, and actions of The Charlotte Salomon Project examines the life of an extraordinary young woman in difficult times. The Charlotte Salomon Project is conceived and adopted by Jessica Brater and Mirian Felton-Dansky from paintings and text by Charlotte Salomon. Brater teaches and works in the Barnard College Department of Theatre and is a student in the CUNY graduate Center’s Ph.D. program in theatre studies.

Screening of the 1980 television movie Playing for Time
April 16, 2007 at 6 PM, Ann Arbor District Library,  343 South Fifth Avenue, Free
A screening of the 1980 made-for-television movie Playing for Time starring Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Alexander. Playing for Time won Emmy Awards for Redgrave, scriptwriter Arthur Miller, supporting actress Jane Alexander, and as Outstanding Dramatic Special. In celebration of National Library week and in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Section drawing of the Arthur Miller Theatre


Director Robert Chapel
Music Director Bradley Bloom
Orchestrations Jerry DePuit
Scenic Designer Vincent Mountain
Costume Designer Jessica Hahn
Lighting Designer

Gary Decker

Sound Designer Henry Reynolds
Stage Manager Colin Miller


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Photography Credits:

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Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower