The University Record, October 9, 2000

Symposium, performances honor Arthur Miller

By Joanne Nesbit
News and Information Services

Quinn Strassel as Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone and Boyd White III as Marco battle for control in Theatre and Drama’s production of Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge.’ Photo by David Smith Photography
A three-day symposium in honor of playwright and alumnus Arthur Miller will begin Oct. 26 with a tribute to and conversation with Miller in Rackham Auditorium. Events continue throughout the next three days with presentations and panel discussions at various locations in Rackham. All events there are free and open to the public.

During “Arthur Miller’s America: Theater and Culture in a Century of Change,” which celebrates the playwright’s 85th birthday, panelists and presenters from around the world will discuss Miller’s works as they have been presented and received, from Tel Aviv to Copenhagen, Buenos Aires and Tokyo to London and Toronto.

In conjunction with the Miller symposium, the Department of Theatre and Drama will open its season in Trueblood Theater with Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 12–14 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office, open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday, and at the Trueblood Box Office one hour prior to curtain on performance days.

For a detailed schedule of the symposium, visit For information about a volume of essays based on the symposium, contact the University of Michigan Press, (734) 764-4392, or visit the Web at