Audiences raise a glass to Wheathampstead Dramatic Society
BROOKLYN in 1938 was the setting for Wheathampstead Dramatic Society’s production of Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass earlier this month.
Directed by Malcolm Hobbs, the play centred around Sylvia Gellburg, who is struck down by a mysterious paralysis with no physical cause. Family friend and doctor, Harry Hyman, tries to find what is behind her illness and it soon becomes clear that her marriage to her husband Philip is falling apart.
The play consisted of six characters altogether including Harriet, Sylvia’s sister, Stanton Case, head and boss of Phillip Gellburg, and last but not least Margaret, the happy-go -lucky wife of Doctor Hyman.
It involved 11 scenes and although some were long the cast coped brilliantly, bringing to life the characters and the emotions from such a darkly humorous play.
Feedback from audiences was very positive with comments such as the standard of acting being extremely high and amazement at the amount of lines that were learnt and the actors’ abilities to keep their American accents throughout.
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