Friday, November 20, 2015

Playhouse Favorite Jake Robards is “Promising” in Off-Broadway Play

By Samantha Goober
Artistic & Management Coordinator

Jake Robards and Jolie Curtsinger lead a post-show
talkback with New Works Circle Members
Last night, I had the privilege of attending Michelle Elliott’s new play, Promising, at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in NYC, along with Managing Director Michael Ross, Associate Artist Annie Keefe and 6 members of the Playhouse’s New Works Circle and their guests. This play was much more than an opportunity to support a man who, with his family, has supported the Playhouse for years. This was a chance to see a new play up close, both as audience members and from the perspective of a leading actor, who was gracious enough to give us a private talk-back following the show.

The New Works Circle is a fund developed this year by Westport Country Playhouse donors for the purpose of supporting new plays, both at home on the Playhouse stage and in the greater theater community. Our group gathered for a pre-show dinner at the (delicious) West Bank Café, then headed just across the street to The Beckett Theatre, situated in 42nd Street’s famous Theatre Row building. All were excited going into the production, not just for the opportunity to see a new play, but for the chance to see a familiar and beloved face front and center on the stage. 

Promising, directed by Broadway vet Terry Berliner, tells the story of a ‘promising’ young politician and what an ‘alleged’ scandal does to his career, his image, his relationships, and his life. Undeniably contemporary and unafraid of pushing the envelope, Promising is exactly what a young theater professional (like myself) is looking for in a new play. Jake Robards plays this politician in question, providing a captivating portrayal of a man the audience just can’t seem to figure out. 

Anna Czekaj-Farber, Barbara Streicker, Scott Phares,
Judy Phares, Jake Robards and Howard Aibel after Promising
After the show, Jake and fellow actor/producer Jolie Curtsinger joined us for a talk-back. She spoke about the writing process and what it’s like, both as an actress and a producer, to be involved with a new play. Curtsinger is Co-Artistic Director of the producing theater company for this production, InProximity. She noted that the process of “birthing a new play”, as they’ve done with Promising, is one that has changed her perspective on producing theater. Now that she’s developed a new play, producing new work is what she wants to focus on. 

Jake also offered some interesting insights on working on a new play as an actor. He noted that the collaboration between actor and playwright, as well as that between playwright and director, are so important in the development of a new play. The New Works Circle was thrilled to watch and learn about a new play, and looks forward to more outings like this one in the future. If you’d like more information on the New Works Circle, or would like to become a member, please email Samantha Goober at

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Why Give to the Playhouse? Find Out Why from Our Supporters!

By Charlie Nork
Individual Giving Manager

Click on photos to enlarge
What role does theater play in your life? What roles have you played in creating art like you’ve seen on the Playhouse stage? Producing art and programs with the highest artistic quality takes a great deal of support beyond our accessible ticket prices, and that's where our donors have made a real difference.

Everyone who contributes to Westport Country Playhouse has their own personal reasons for doing so. Whether it's supporting the quality shows produced onstage, our wonderful children’s programming, ticket subsidies for college students and families, or the central role WCP plays in the community, Playhouse donors give because they know they’re making that difference. As we approach Giving Tuesday (on December 1st), we want to highlight the amazing people that make theater happen here at the Playhouse: you.

Just like you, these supporters believe that art and community should come first. They’ve donated their time as Playhouse volunteers, and/or their resources as donors, and as this season of (thanks)giving approaches, we’d like to applaud their support. It doesn’t take much to make a difference, and here are three easy ways you can help:

  • Spread the word! Social media plays a huge role on Giving Tuesday via the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Help us spread the word about Westport Country Playhouse by sharing our Facebook posts and tweets on December 1st. The more people we can reach, the better! (And if you haven’t already, please make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter.) 
  • Volunteer! There are many opportunities to participate in the collaborative process of creating theater. If you have time, special interests or special skills, you may want to consider volunteering for the Playhouse.
  • Make a gift! Help support Theater Worth Talking About with a contribution of any amount, this year.

Our donors, patrons, and supporters make us who we are. Thank you for being a part of this community!

Share the Gift of Live Theater This Holiday Season!

By Erin Focone
Marketing Associate

Theater tickets make great gifts, and Westport Country Playhouse gift certificates are the perfect item to give to the theater lovers in your life. Playhouse gift certificates can be used for any Playhouse-presented event including the Family Festivities series and Script in Hand Playreadings, as well as subscriptions or single tickets to our 2016 Season productions!

And with every gift certificate purchased over $50.00 you will receive a complimentary Westport Country Playhouse mug. All wrapped up and ready to go!

To purchase your gift certificate call 203.227.4177 or stop by our Box Office Tuesday – Friday from 12pm – 6pm.

*WCP Mug offer valid for gift certificates of $50.00 or more. Gift certificates packaged with mugs must be picked up in-person, at the Box Office. Offer valid through December 24, 2015 at 3pm.

Meet Kelly Richards, Our New House & Events Manager

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

Although our 2015 mainstage season is over, the Playhouse is still buzzing with activity as we get ready for many upcoming community and rental events. With that in mind, it's our pleasure to welcome our newest staff member, House & Events Manager Kelly Richards.

If you're planning on attending our upcoming Script-in-Hand Playreadings, Family Festivities shows, or any number of community events in the coming months, chances are that you'll see Kelly ringing our famous cow bell to signal the start of each performance.

We had a few moments to sit down with Kelly and get to know her better. If you see her at an upcoming show or event, please help us welcome her to the Playhouse!

Where were you before starting at the Playhouse? 

I was the Director of Patient Relations at a dental practice in the Prudential Tower in Boston.

What interested you about working at the Playhouse?

I have always been involved in theater, was a theater major in college and did some work in LA for a few years. Was looking to leave dentistry (which was never a dream!!) and get back to doing something I cared about!

What is your favorite thing about working at the Playhouse so far?

Being in the off-season I have seen a lot of community involvement with the Family Festivities series and rentals we have had here. It’s nice to see such a great relationship between our community and the Playhouse.

What are you most looking forward to at the Playhouse? What are your goals for the coming year?

I am looking forward to the new season and really getting to be able to be in the house with the patrons and have the feeling of theater again!!!

If you could rename your position based on your first few weeks, what would you call it?

Honestly, the events I have managed so far have basically run themselves….so I would say Events Onlooker :-)

Family Festivities Kick-Off Party Recap

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

Hundreds of children, parents and families visited the Playhouse to enjoy family-friendly games, activities, music, food and more at our annual Family Festivities Kick-Off Party.

Held on the Playhouse grounds on Sunday, November 8, this interactive afternoon celebrated the beginning of our 2015/2016 Family Festivities series, which includes  productions of Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas, Chicken Dance, Charlotte's Web, Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey, and Are You My Mother?

Playhouse staff assisted young audiences and other visitors in a number of creative activities. Children saw themselves transform into a number of fantastic characters by playing dress-up with costume pieces on the Playhouse stage. In the lobby, young attendees could color their own puppets and create their own stories inside the Playhouse puppet theater.

Students from the Suzuki Music School of Westport displayed their talents with amazing renditions of modern classics, such as Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" mixed in with more traditional selections from the classical canon. Later in the day, Westport's own music duo Jay and Ray shared songs from their "Music for Everyone" collection and got kids and adults singing and dancing with a fun, interactive concert.

Guests enjoyed activities from several community partners, including complimentary chips and queso from Qdoba Mexican Eats, as well as and face painting by Animate My Face. Children could also explore a fire truck and learn fire prevention and safety from the Westport Fire Department.

See more pictures of the fun!

The Suzuki Music School of Westport's Teen Ensemble

Young students & teens from the Suzuki Music School of Westport

Having fun with the Westport fire truck

Smiles all around from Qdoba, one of our community partners

Jay & Ray play 'Music for Everyone'

Coloring a puppet

Getting colorful with Animate My Face

Photos by Kat Gloor & Peter Chenot

Notes from Annie's Garden: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO

By Annie Keefe
Associate Artist

The Last Night of Ballyhoo (1999)
With Carolyn Michel, Bradford Wallace,Stacy Barnhisel. 
Photo by Pam Nelligan
BALLYHOO?  What’s a ballyhoo?

There are a lot of reasons why THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO jumped out at me when I was looking for Script in Hand titles, not the least of which was the importance of its playwright.  Alfred Urhy wrote the often produced DRIVING MISS DAISYTHE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO is the play that followed his success with DAISY, and further explores some of his southern Jewish roots. It centers around the most important cultural event of the year: The southern Jewish cotillion called Ballyhoo.  It won the Tony for Best Play in 1996.

I had a vague memory of seeing it at the Playhouse in 1999.  What I remembered most was sitting in the theater in July or August and seeing a Christmas tree onstage.  As a former Properties Mistress – the person responsible for collecting all the things on the set, from candlesticks and ashtrays,  to – say Christmas trees – my first thought was “Wow, must have been hard to find all that Christmas stuff in the summer.”  I connected that Christmas tree with the title, and since I was looking for something for a December slot, it seemed like something worth rereading.  Then on the first page, when I remembered that the family in the play decorating said tree was Jewish, I kept reading, only to rediscover this deliciously funny and touching story.

Next I remembered that the play starts on the night that GONE WITH THE WIND premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Joanne Woodward tells a very funny story about being taken to the film’s premiere and seeing the stars in their limos when she was a child in Atlanta.  I feel like she might have tried to jump into a car with the stars – but let me get back to you on that detail!

The story of this southern Jewish community and their conflicting desires to ‘fit in’ is as touching as it is humorous.  As I kept reading it just seemed to be a really good holiday story for the Script in Hand audience.  I realized I really liked and empathized with all these people and began to think of our wonderful stable of actors and just who might be perfect at bringing them to life. 

So - as the holidays approach with all the frenzy of shopping and eating and travelling and gift giving, I hope you will consider giving yourself the gift of an evening in the theater with the folks in THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO.  Consider sharing that gift with a friend or family member and double the fun.  The shopping, mailing, travelling and celebrating will all be there the day after December 14th!  You might walk away with a little more holiday spirit!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Four Time Tony Award Winner returns to the Playhouse in 'Dracula'

By Pat Blaufuss
Public Relations Manager

Boyd Gaines
For most theater pros, winning a single Tony Award is an amazing feat.  But how about winning four?  That’s the accomplishment of one of the cast members in the next Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse. 

Boyd Gaines has been honored with four Tony Awards…and the Playhouse is honored to have Boyd on our stage reading the role of Dr. Van Helsing in the mystery-thriller, Dracula, on Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m., directed by Anne Keefe.
It’s not Boyd’s first time at the Playhouse.  Audiences will remember him from the 2014 Script in Hand playreading of Pack of Lies.  In 2003, he was in the Playhouse’s world premiere of The Good German by David Wiltse, directed by James Naughton.

Boyd captured Tony Awards for The Heidi Chronicles, She Loves Me, Contact, and Gypsy.  His long list of other Broadway credits includes Driving Miss Daisy, opposite James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, Enemy of the People, The Columnist, Pygmalion, Journey’s End, Twelve Angry Men, Cabaret, The Show-Off, and Company

Boyd (right) in Broadway's Gypsy,
alongside Laura Benanti & Patti LuPone.
Photo by
Paul Kolnik
Boyd Gaines (right) with Casey Biggs in
The Playhouse's 2003 production of
The Good German, by David Wiltse
& directed by James Naughton.

In Broadway’s Contact, Boyd Gaines searches for the simply irresistible
"Girl in a Yellow Dress" (Deborah Yates) and scores a Tony Award.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Let the Playhouse host your Holiday Party

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

The world-class facilities at Westport Country Playhouse welcome thousands of visitors each year for mainstage plays, Family Festivities shows and more - but did you know that the same world-class facilities can be reserved for your special event?

With easy access from I-95 and Merritt Parkway, the Playhouse can easily accommodate events, both large and small.

"The grounds, the theater and the professional staff all combine to create a perfect environment for laughter, entertainment and fundraising," said Jeffrey N. Wieser, president and C.E.O. of Homes with Hope. The Westport-based organization, dedicated to responding to the tragedy of homelessness, holds their annual fundraiser in the 578-seat Jason Robards Theater.

Jason Robards Theater
Our largest space, the Robards, is perfect for events like a stand-up comedy performance by Tom Papa, Homes with Hope's 2015 headliner, as well as concerts and dance recitals. Performers have access to the same facilities as our professional actors, as our dressing rooms & green room are included with the rental package.

While most Playhouse patrons will be familiar with the Robards, there are also two smaller offerings that are suitable for smaller gatherings.

Sheffer Studio in the
Lucille Lortel White Barn
The Sheffer Studio in the Lucille Lortel White Barn is a great way to entertain 50-200 people for your corporate event, large party or reception. Chairs and tables are provided and can be set up in any configuration. Catering is easy, as a prep kitchen is located just steps away from the studio. And, you can add a touch of class to your event with accompaniment from our in-house piano!

For more intimate gatherings, our Smilow Lounge can be a great way for your guests to relax in a cozy atmosphere. This space - complete with private restrooms and prep kitchen - can hold 10-50 guests, with the possibility of extending into our mezzanine lobby. Production photos from Playhouse shows decorate the walls of this room and can help inspire creativity for business meetings or corporate functions.

Smilow Lounge,
as meeting space
All spaces include Wi-Fi, private parking, and Playhouse professionals who will think outside the box to make your event unique.

If you are interested in having your Holiday party, special event, fundraiser, reception or meeting at the Playhouse, please contact Kelly Richards at 203-227-5137 x.196 or

Give the Gift of Theater This Holiday Season!

By Erin Focone
Marketing/Group Sales Associate

Share your love of live theater with your friends and family this holiday season! 

Here are three easy ways:

Season Subscriptions are the perfect way for your gift to keep giving throughout the year. Guarantee your friend or family member seats to the subscription season for as little as $140!

Flex Passes make great gifts and can be used for any of the five shows in our 2016 Season. Just $50/pass (minimum purchase of four).

Playhouse gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be used for any Playhouse-presented event including the Family Festivities Series, Script in Hand Play readings or any of our 2016 Season productions. You can even print them from home!

Buy Now or call the Playhouse Box Office at 203-227-4177.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

It's a party for the whole family - and you're invited!

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

Trick-or-treat may be this weekend, but family fun continues through Sunday, November 8th with our Family Festivities Kick-Off Party!

This afternoon party - a FREE ADMISSION event - is the Playhouse's way of celebrating the launch of our 2015/2016 Family Festivities season.

You're invited to join us from 1pm-4pm for games, food, prizes, activities, ticket discounts & more!

The afternoon will be highlighted by two live music performances. Students from the Suzuki School of Westport will be making their Kick-Off Party debut with a selection of classical & modern music and returning favorites Jay & Ray (Music for Everyone) will be on hand to play their popular children's hits and share their passion for music.

Young audiences can also put on a show in our kid-sized puppet theater, play dress-up with costumes on the Playhouse stage, explore a fire truck & learn fire safety from The Westport Fire Department, and get their faces painted by Animate My Face.

Guests can take a break from the action with food samples from Qdoba and complimentary Newman's Own lemonade.

For big kids, the Playhouse will be holding its first ever Family Festivities Kick-Off Tag Sale in the Sheffer Studio - featuring playbills, posters, memorabilia and gently used items from our archives. It's your chance to take home a piece of Playhouse history!

Kick-Off Party attendees can also save 20% on all 2015/2016 Family Festivities shows at the Playhouse Box Office between 1pm-4pm. Guests can also save with special offers on tickets for our 2016 season!

It's going to be a great day - we hope to see you there!

Photos by Kat Gloor

Become a Playhouse Ambassador!

By Charlie Nork
Individual Giving Manager

We’re looking for a few special ambassadors to join our #GivingTuesday Team!

For the third year in a row, Westport Country Playhouse is participating in this global day of giving back on Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Just as Black Friday kicks off the spending season, (and Cyber Monday kicks off online-shopping season), #GivingTuesday is the official start of the giving season!

This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on December 1st, and Playhouse Ambassadors will join staff and other volunteers to get people talking about the Playhouse.

2014 Playhouse #GivingTuesday Ambassadors

Here are three ways you can help your Playhouse this year:

      Spread the word! Social media plays a huge role on this day via the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Help us spread the word about Westport Country Playhouse by sharing our Facebook posts and tweets on December 1st. The more people we can reach, the better! (And if you haven’t already, please make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter.)

      Make your voice heard! People love giving when there’s a personal story attached. Let us know why you love and support the Playhouse, and we might use your story in a Facebook post or e-mail on #GivingTuesday. Share it with us today, and with your friends on December 1st!

      Make a contribution! There will be plenty of opportunities on Tuesday, December 1st to help support Theater Worth Talking About.  And while you can donate to the Playhouse any time, there may be a special match in place to double your gift on December 1st.  Let us know today if we can count on your support this December!

With your help, we will build on the success of last year’s #GivingTuesday and raise over $10,000. 

Let us know if you’d like to join our #GivingTuesday Team, become a social media ambassador, or share your own story about how theater has touched your life by contacting Individual Giving Manager Charlie Nork at (203) 571-1134 or Thank you!

Notes from Annie's Garden: DRACULA

By Annie Keefe
Associate Artist


Actress Kristen Hahn returns to
the Playhouse in DRACULA.
I didn’t manage to read Bram Stoker’s terrifying novel, DRACULA until I was well into my 50s- obviously an indication of a misspent youth.  When I finally got around to it, I was stunned at what a page turner it was. Over the years, I’ve seen many screen adaptations, but I’ve never seen it onstage.  I feared it would become a victim of Halloween clichés, all pointy teeth dripping blood, black capes, weird green lighting effects and howling wolves, etc.

All that changed about six months ago when I had my living room painted.  That meant taking each and every book out of the bookcases and (heaven fore-fend) dusting them. When I took down a volume called Best Mystery and Suspense Plays of the Modern Theatre I felt like a cliché myself, blowing the accumulated dust off the top of the book like something out of a movie.  I opened the book and discovered DRACULA, adapted for the stage in 1927 and started to read.  Within pages I knew it would be an excellent Script in Hand offering.  I abandoned the dusting (amazing, I know…) and read the play to the end. I felt like I had come across hidden treasure!

The script is tight and very scary.  While there are elements of humor, it is pure and simply a suspense yarn.  There will be no lighting effects, no soundscape, no black capes or bats that the audience will be actually able to see.  What there will be is a wonderful group of actors taking the audience along for an exciting ride.  And more importantly, there will be an audience that comes to these readings armed with their terrific imaginations!  The Script in Hand audience comes prepared to supply the costumes, and the sound, the lighting (and the pointy teeth!) all in their heads.  This audience values the opportunity to sit in the dark with a group of like-minded people and share a good story.  I think DRACULA will give them just that!

Kristen Hahn as Rebecca Gibbs
in OUR TOWN, 2002.
I’m particularly excited by the cast, which will feature some old friends of the Playhouse, some you’ve seen for years, and some you just met this season.  I’m particularly happy to welcome back to our stage Kristen Hahn, who will play Lucy Seward.  You first saw Kristen at the Playhouse in our 2002 production of OUR TOWN.  She played Rebecca Gibbs, and was a remarkably gifted 11-year-old actress.  Even then she knew she wanted to make acting (and singing!) her career, and her hard work and dedication in the intervening 15 years has paid off.

Kristen is currently playing opposite another Playhouse favorite, Jefferson Mays, in A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.  I can’t wait to welcome her back to her hometown theater on November 16th. Come join the fun!

Kristen Hahn (right) with Kathy Voytko & Mark Ledbetter, performing an number from
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder during Broadway in Bryant Park.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Explore Rare Arthur Miller Books at Pequot Library

Courtesy Pequot Library

To celebrate the centennial of Arthur Miller, Pequot Library has placed a collection of his books - including several first editions - on display in their Rare Book Case in the Library’s Reading Room.

The exhibition runs through October 8, 2015, and is free and open to the public during normal library hours. Books similar to those on display in Pequot’s Rare Book cases will be available for circulation at the library.

For more information and to see the full display, visit

Four editions of Miller's seminal work, Death of a Salesman.

Counter-clockwise, from top left
- 1st edition (1949) printed by American Book-Stratford Press in New York. The first issue dust jacket has the author's picture on the back flap, and the "S" in Salesman touches the arm of the salesman illustrated on the front. 

- 1st edition (1949) printed by Kingsport Press, Inc. in Kingsford, TN. It contains a reproduction of the Jo Mielziner drawing of the stage setting of the play.

- 1st edition (1949) printed by The Haddom Craftsman in Scranton, PA. The endpaper is a reproduction of the scenic rendering by Jo Mielziner.

- Special Illustrated Edition (1981). Contains photographs from five major productions of the play, including the original in 1949, starring Lee J Cobb, to the 1975 revival, starring George C. Scott, and the 1979 run at Britian's National Theatre with Warren Mitchell.

Various editions of Miller's 1964 play, After the Fall.

Miller's The Misfits (1957).
The author's note explains that this work was written as neither a novel, play, nor screenplay. Despite this intention, it became a film classic - written for Marilyn Monroe, starring Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, and directed by John Huston. It was the last film performance for both Gable and Monroe.

An Afternoon with Arthur Miller

By Mark Lamos
Artistic Director
(Archived from American Theatre magazine, 1986)

Notes From Annie's Garden: Working with Arthur Miller

Annie Keefe & Arthur Miller,
with a special note from the playwright.
Photo by T. Charles Erickson.
By Annie Keefe
Associate Artist

In the course of a long career, I’ve been fortunate enough to have at least 3 artistic homes.  My first was the McCarter Theater in Princeton, where I discovered my passion and got my Equity card.  Arthur Lithgow took a chance on a 23-year-old woman and made her a stage manager.  I got to work with a resident company in repertory and made some lifelong friends.  I worked on my first world premiere play there: CAESAR AT THE RUBICON by T. H White.  I barely remember the experience…except that it was more than 3 hours long, and featured some Latin that I’m sure most of the audience didn’t understand.

My second artistic home, and the one I spent the most time at was the Long Wharf Theatre down the road in New Haven. I started there in 1971 at the beginning of the regional theater movement and within a couple of years, I was working on both American and World Premiere productions as a matter of course.  Not to mention Broadway transfers. Very heady times.

In 1994 I had the honor to work on the World Premiere of BROKEN GLASS. It was directed by Playhouse favorite John Tillinger, and because it was a World Premiere, it would mean that the playwright, Arthur Miller, would be in the room for most of the rehearsal period.  At this point in my career, I didn’t even have the sense to be nervous!  We’d had a lot of playwrights in the room over the years – David Storey, Peter Nichols, Edna O’Brien, Athol Fugard, David Rabe, Lillian Hellman, Simon Gray – to name but a few.

The interesting thing about a rehearsal process is that each production is remarkably similar in terms of the day to day of it.  What changes, and what makes it unique is the personalities of the people involved.  At heart, all of the original actors in BROKEN GLASS were theatre actors.  Some had done some television and film besides (Amy Irving, Ron Silver and Ron Rifkin).  Frances Conroy would go on to have quite a film and television career, but at the time she was just a fine theater actress, as were Lauren Klein and George N. Martin.  The material was fascinating and dense and complex and we were the first people to explore it.  It was thrilling to watch the actors along with Arthur and John tease out the plot and build the characters.  It was a complicated and difficult birthing process.  John and Arthur were longtime friends, and there were post-rehearsal conversations I wish I had had the sense to focus on. But there were production notes to be sent and schedules to be made and things in the rehearsal hall to reset for the next day.

Of course with hindsight, I wish I had understood the privilege it was just to be in the room with one of America’s most enduring playwrights.  But then again, it is much harder to focus on the work when one is star struck!

I’m at my third artistic home now.  It is by far my favorite artistic home because it has a lot of my heart in it.  I look forward to seeing our production of BROKEN GLASS, and to see what Mark Lamos will bring to the material (rehearsal reports are very exciting!), and to see if it stirs up old memories of my brief time with Arthur Miller.

Letter from Arthur Miller to Annie Keefe.


Dear Anne;
Thanks for your lovely note.
I wish you'd been able to stay with us. Anyway,
it begins to look like success! The ship is docked
with only minor damage.. mainly to the officers.
You were great. I hope we can work again... if
I should ever get stupid enough to write another show.

Inge sends her greetings -
All best,