TH‘E'LAST YANKEE Arches. Glasgow. Wed 5—Sat 22 Mar

Arthur Miller cut a career in drama observing the common man's despair at his lot in life falling far short of the American Dream. His later work. although criticised for its repetition of themes first established in Death of a Salesman. The Crucible and A View from the Bridge, lost none of its dramatic pathos and resonant power. a fact set to be shown by this staging of Miller‘s 1993 play. The Last Yankee. Heralded as a dark elegy for contemporary American life, the tragi-comic drama focuses on two couples. divided by age and social standing but thrown together by common circumstances in the waiting room of a New England Seeking asyium state mental hospital. Leroy Hamilton. a carpenter and beyond that. the characters are very critical acclaim. In no small part has descendant of one of America‘s strong and we‘ve got a very strong the success of these shows been founding fathers. is visiting his wife cast. Hopefully it will appeal as down to the intimate dimensions of Patricia on the same day that good theatre and good writing in the theatre space at the Arches. a

successful business man. John particular.‘ feature once again prevalent in Frick. is visiting his newly admitted In its 12 year history. the Arches Arnold‘s staging of The Last wife. Karen. Confronting notions of Theatre Company has become Yankee. ‘For me one of the most

renowned for its staging of well exciting types of theatre,‘ he says known and lesser known American ‘is when you‘re using live theatre to its full advantage. where the audience feel they are in the same

success in the ensuing clash of cultures. The Last Yankee. is.

according to artistic director at the classics. Miller‘s The Crucible Arches. Andy Arnold. ‘Miller‘s stands out as one of the most

writing at its best‘. ‘lt's not been successful shows ever staged at room as the actors and there‘s no done in Scotland before.‘ he says the theatre. while plays by David dividing line. That‘s what we ‘so it‘s a chance for people to see a Mamet, Sam Shepherd and John achieve in the way we‘ll be staging

new piece of Miller writing, but Patrick Shanley have all garnered this.‘ (Catherine Bromley)

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