Broken Glass By Arthur Miller

Directed by Donald Brian Bartalo Sylvia Gellberg is mysteriously paralyzed from the waist down. There is nothing physically wrong with her.
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Broken Glass By Arthur Miller

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Mar 08, 2020, 7:00 PM
MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

About The Event

Broken Glass By Arthur Miller

Directed by Donald Brian Bartalo

Wed Mar 4 @ 7:30 

Thurs Mar 5 @ 7:30 

Fri Mar 6 @ 7:30 

Sat Mar 7 @ 7:30 

Sun Mar 8 @ 2:00

Sylvia Gellberg is mysteriously paralyzed from the waist down. There is nothing physically wrong with her.

THE STORY: “Brooklyn, New York. The end of November, 1938. Sylvia Gellberg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down. As the play opens, her husband, Phillip, and her doctor, Dr. Hyman, meet to discuss the prognosis and test results. The doctor assures Phillip that physically, there is nothing wrong with his wife and that she is sane, but advises the only way to discover the cause of her paralysis is to probe into her psyche. 

In his attempts to uncover the truth about Sylvia's paralysis, Dr. Hyman, via conversations with Phillip, Sylvia, and her sister, Harriet, discovers that the Gellberg's marriage was built on resentment and that over the years has become loveless. Dr. Hyman's obsessive determination to cure Sylvia leads him to discover that her paralysis occurred quickly after a newspaper report on Krystallnacht [Nov. 9-10, 1938, Nazi violence against Jews in Germany, called the ‘night of broken glass’] and an accompanying photograph of two old men forced to clean the streets of Germany with toothbrushes.”

$15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door

About the Company The hummingbird theatre co. is an independent theatre company that favors new and lesser known stage plays for actors of all ages, abilities, genders, and backgrounds. Founded by producer, director, actor, Donald Brian Bartalo, in 2016, the hummingbird theatre co. strives to present engaging thought-provoking theatre that will help audience members “hover in the moment.”

Cast List

PHILLIP GELLBURG – Gregory Ludek SYLVIA GELLBURG – Davida Bloom   DR. HARRY HYMAN – Tom Bigongiari MARGARET HYMAN – Emily Jusino HARRIET – Nancy Fancher STANTON CASE – David Woodworth

 Arthur Asher Miller [1915-2005] was an American playwright, essayist, and controversial figure in the twentieth-century American theater. Miller’s most notable works included All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, and The Crucible. BROKEN GLASS, written in 1994, was the last play Miller ever wrote. Many theatre critics believed that Miller used this writing to question his own identity as a Jew, man, husband, father, and even as a playwright. The play is set in Brooklyn November, 1938 as the German Nazis begin the harassment of Jews living in Berlin. This oppression is known as Krystallnacht—Broken Glass.  

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