Arthur Miller’s BROKEN GLASS Opens at Redtwist Oct. 14

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller and directed by Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves opens Sunday, Oct 14, at 3pm at Redtwist Theatre.

Company member and Jeff Award-winner, Jacqueline Grandt, plays a woman with a mysterious illness in Miller’s 1995 award-winning period drama about the demons of your past that become your present nightmare.

Redtwist (then called Actors Workshop Theatre) produced the play in 2001 at the then-Victory Gardens studio as an itinerant company, opening just days before 9/11. During that production, Michael Colucci directed and played the role of Harry Hyman. He cast Jan Ellen Graves as his wife Margaret, who later became his actual wife and producing partner. They moved into the Bryn Mawr location in 2002, and produced Broken Glass as the opening show in their first full season in 2004-05. Jan again played Margaret Hyman, and Michael directed. It was Redtwist’s first show for Jacqueline Grandt and Neal Grofman (as Sylvia and Phillip Gellburg), who are reprising their roles for this production.

Artistic Director Michael Colucci is revisiting the role of Harry Hyman, and co-directing with Jan Ellen Graves. “I’m thrilled to have Jacqueline Grandt recreating a role that very few people saw in 2004 when Redtwist was a new company,” says Colucci. “Broken Glass will be a reunion of sorts as we are celebrating our 10th year in Edgewater.”

Steve Scott was originally scheduled to direct but needed to tend to health matters. Jan Ellen Graves comments, “We’d like to thank Steve Scott for laying the foundation for this production.”

The Play An identity crisis, a baffling illness, and ominous world events as Hitler rises to power, haunt an emotionally wrought Jewish couple in Brooklyn at their own personal crossroads. The good doctor who tries to solve the mystery complicates matters even further. This riveting 1995 Olivier Award-winner for Best Play is a buried treasure by the legendary American playwright, and ranks as Miller’s last great drama. The title of the play is a reference to Kristallnacht, the 48 hours of destruction of Jewish storefronts and homes, during November 9-10, in Poland, 1938.

The cast features company members Jacqueline Grandt (Sylvia Gellburg) and Michael Colucci (Harry Hyman), with guest artists, Neal Grofman (Phillip Gellburg), Molly Lyons (Margaret Hyman), Mike Nowak (Stanton Case) and Robyn Okrant (Harriet).

STAFF: Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Directors), Willie Landon (Assistant Director), Shelby Glasgow (Stage Manager), Olivia Leah Baker (Assistant Stage Manager), Justin Castellano (Production Manager), Amanda Lautermilch (Production Assistant), Frank Sjodin (Tech Director), Joe Schermoly (Set Designer), Christopher Burpee (Lighting Designer), Christopher Kriz (Sound Designer), kClare Kemock (Costume Designer), Jeff Shields (Prop Designer), Eva Breneman (Dialect Coach), Cassandra Rose (Dramaturg), Mary Reynard Liss (Vocal Coach), Chris Rickett (Fight Director); Garvin Jellison (Master Electrician); Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer); Charles Bonilla (Box Office Manager); Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Associate); Johnny Garcia (Associate Producer); Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers)

SCHEDULE: Opens: Sun, Oct 14, 3pm Runs: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm Closes: Sun, Nov 18 Running Time: Approximately 2:15, which includes one intermission.

Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, Oct 10, 11, 12, at 7:30pm (no show on Oct 13) Tickets: Thursdays, $25; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $30 (seniors & students $5 off) Group Rates: Special discounts for groups of 10 or more, and groups of 25 or more.

For reservations, call: 773-728-7529, email: reserve@redtwist.org, or visit the reservation link: www.redtwist.org. Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line EL station Street parking (paybox until 9pm) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and online to guarantee seating.