1/19 After the Fall
This Tuesday, January 19th we will be reading AFTER THE FALL by Arthur Miller.
AFTER THE FALL is a memory play. Quentin begins speaking to someone offstage. Perhaps he speaks to the audience, perhaps to an invisible friend or therapist. What becomes clear is this: everything that happens onstage is in Quentin’s mind; we see the other characters from his point of view. Something has happened to this man to force him into a reflective state of being. He is a lawyer whose primary client is himself. Quentin investigates how things have turned out the way they have from his own perception of truth. People from his past–wives, lovers, clients, and friends–appear and fade away as Quentin remembers past encounters. He wanted to do good in life, to love and be loved. But his first two marriages ended in divorce and he betrayed a friend. As the play moves forward and backward in time, Quentin acknowledges his own capacity for cruelty and murder– not the physical taking of another’s life but the murder of love: his own, as well as the love of others.
The Complex, Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, January 19th
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
QUENTIN – John Ross Clark*
MAGGIE – Meghan Allison*
HOLGA, MICKEY – Christy Bell*
FELICE, WOMAN GUEST – Raquel Rosser
LOUISE – Mindy Montavon
ELSIE, MAN – Lisa Canning
IKE, FATHER, CARRIE – Teresa Waxer
MOTHER, BOY – Adriane Shown
DAN, LOU – Oscar Gubelman*
STAGE DIRECTIONS – Paul Cascante
*Play Club West VIP