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Fall WBUR Event

5/22/2018 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
7:30pm

Join Lisa Mullins, the host of WBUR’s “All Things Considered,” and playwright Bernard Weinraub for a compelling conversation about the themes of Fall and what fascinated him about Arthur Miller's story following the 7:30pm performance on May 22.

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Lisa Mullins is the voice of WBUR’s “All Things Considered”. She anchors the program, conducts interviews, and reports from the field. From 1998 through 2012, Mrs. Mullins was chief anchor of the daily international news program, “The World”, co-produced by the BBC, WGBH and PRI. Her foreign reporting has taken her to Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Cuba, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong, South and North Korea and elsewhere. Between 1996 and 2014, Mrs. Mullins wrote, produced, and narrated programs and documentaries for New England Public Radio (“An Audacious Act: How a High School Drop-out Helped Educate America”) and Human Media (“The Vegetable Chronicles”) and produced podcasts for Harvard Business School (“The Business”). She also hosted a PBS-TV series called “Thinking Big.” In 2012, the Alliance for Women in Media presented her with a Gracie Award for outstanding individual achievement as anchor of a news magazine. In 2009, Mullins received the Clarion Award from Women in Communications for a story she wrote and produced about her 24-hour stay at a North Korean tourist resort. Mrs. Mullins was awarded a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University for the academic year 2009-10. Her studies included diplomacy, religion and the arts. She then spent the summer of 2010 at Cambridge University in England as a Templeton Fellow, studying contemporary issues related to religion and science. Early in her career, Mrs. Mullins anchored WBUR’s Morning Edition and reported for the station. Even earlier, she was news director at WEIM in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where she covered the police beat at 4:30am, the school committee at 7pm and pretty much everything in between.

 

About Fall

Arthur Miller, the most celebrated American playwright of the 20th century, was said to be the moral conscience of the nation, but he had a secret: a son born with Down syndrome whom he refused to acknowledge. Renowned reporter Bernard Weinraub explores the fascinating untold story of Miller and his third wife, photographer Inge Morath, and the divide between their public personas and private lives.

This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Approximate run time: Fall plays in approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission. Please note that cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free) will be smoked during this performance.



 

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Bernard Weinraub“Artistic Director Peter DuBois has been the driving force behind this production of Fall. Peter's encouragement, optimism, and talent has made this play possible. The fact that the play's premiere is taking place at the Huntington is simply thrilling.”— Playwright Bernard Weinraub

 

Peter DuBois“Arthur Miller wrote many plays about the sins of a father being visited on a son, and as a writer he provided a moral compass for a generation. Bernard Weinraub’s exploration of a playwright iconic to our times is a story that has remained with me since the first time I read the script. I’m proud Boston audiences will be the first to see this show and discover more about a playwright that they thought they knew.”— Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois

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