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The Misfits at Coolidge Corner

5/21/2018 Coolidge Corner Theatre
7pm

A screening of The Misfits – featuring a screenplay written by Arthur Miller for his then-wife Marilyn Monroe — is followed by a talkback with The Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr (2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism) and Huntington Director of New Work Charles Haugland who will discuss the autobiographical elements of the film.

About the movie: Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe both made their final film appearances in this melancholy modern Western, directed by John Huston from a screenplay by Monroe's then-husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller. Divorced and disillusioned, Roslyn Tabor (Monroe) befriends a group of misfits, including an aging cowboy (Gable), a heartbroken mechanic (Eli Wallach), and a worn-out rodeo rider (Montgomery Clift). Through their live-for-the-moment lifestyle, Roslyn experiences her first taste of freedom, exhilaration, and passion. But when her innocent idealism clashes with their hard-edged practicality, Roslyn must risk losing their friendship... and the only true love she's ever known.

 

Ty Burr is The Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist. He has been at the paper since 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for HBO. Burr is the author of Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame (2012), The Best Old Movies for Families (2007), and the e-book The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He lives in Newton, MA.

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Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $13 ($11 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

 

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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