‘Broken Glass’ Opens New Rep Theatre’s 2015-16 Season

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New Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2015-16 season at the Arsenal Center for the Arts with the Tony nominated play Broken Glass, by Arthur Miller.

The play will be on the Charles Mosesian Theater stage in Watertown from Sept. 5-27 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St.

The Olivier Award-winning, and Tony-nominated drama is presented as part of a national celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller.

“The resounding authenticity of playwright Arthur Miller’s voice has left an indelible legacy on the American stage,” said Artistic Director, Jim Petosa. “We are proud to bring this Boston area premiere to our stage during the nationwide celebration of his 100th birthday and to share one of his last and most revealing plays with our audiences.

“As we begin a season in which we explore the fundamental elements of personal identity, I can think of few better playwrights with whom to begin this exploration than Arthur Miller.”

Broken Glass is set on Nov. 11, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht, when Sylvia Gellburg loses the ability to walk. Her husband Phillip desperately seeks to find the cause. After consulting Dr. Harry Hyman, it’s determined that her paralysis may have been psychosomatically induced. Hyman’s obsession with curing Sylvia uncovers a complex tangle of egos, resentment, and guilt, as well as Phillip’s own paralyzing struggle with his Jewish identity.

The cast includes New Rep veterans Benjamin Evett as Harry Hyman, Anne Gottlieb as Sylvia Gellburg, Christine Hamel as Harriet, Michael Kaye as Stanton Case and Jeremiah Kissel as Philip Gellburg.

“New Repertory Theatre has the great privilege to welcome back each of the six actors in the first production of our 2015-2016 Season,” said Managing Director, Harriet Sheets. “Audiences will be delighted to once again see these remarkable performers grace our stage, and bring to life the extraordinary words of legendary playwright Arthur Miller.

“Under our season title of Identity, audiences will be treated to some of the most engaging, personal, and touching works New Rep has ever produced, and we look forward to sharing those works with new and returning members of the New Rep community this year.”


Tickets are $30-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Broken Glass are also available.

Read a profile of Director Jim Petosa and Broken Glass from the Watertown Tab by clicking here

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