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After the Fall

By: Arthur Miller
Narrated by: Amy Brenneman, Anthony LaPaglia, Amy Pietz, full cast
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Publisher's summary

Miller’s famous autobiographical drama takes place inside the tortured mind of a 40-year-old lawyer. Quentin is haunted by his disastrous affair with a needy sex symbol—a character rumored to be based on Marilyn Monroe, Miller’s second wife.

Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in April 1999.

Directed by Richard Masur

Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording starring:

Amy Aquino as Felice/Elsie

Amy Brenneman as Maggie

Gregory Itzin as Mickey

Anthony LaPaglia as Quentin

Claudette Nevins as Mother

Natalija Nogulich as Holga

Amy Pietz as Louise

Al Ruscio as Father

Raphael Sbarge as Lou

Kenneth Alan Williams as Dan

Radio Producer: Raymond Guarna

Recording Engineer: Ed Cerrato

©1999 Arthur Miller; 1999 L.A. Theatre Works (P)1999 L.A. Theatre Works

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Great writing and very realistic

A very realistic portrayal of complex human beings and relationship dynamics. Yes, it is a bit misogynistic but that is a sign of the times, not a reflection of Miller’s writing. At least the character that is rumored to be Miller himself (Quentin) is self aware and cognizant of his wrong doings and short comings. I think it is a raw, real and beautiful piece of work.

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Stay with it

This play can be a bit confusing at first as it establishes characters and weaves backwards and forwards from the present to the past. It is rewarding if you can stay with it and not be put off early. A play you can listen to a few times without being bored. A great insight into the mind and life of the playwright during his time with Marilyn Monroe.