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Ride Down Mount Morgan
by Arthur Miller. Directed by Andrea Butler.
Lyman’s desires have allowed him to believe that loving-and marrying-two women is the kind of love that is totally truthful, and that he is being true to himself. Only by deceiving everyone, has he found a way to his own false sense of truth. While lying in the hospital recovering car crash injuries, Lyman’s women meet. They are shocked and devastated, as are the children who once adored Lyman, and now verge on despising him. As we follow the chain of events that lead up to this day, what is revealed is a selfish man, willing to take, while others around him are willing to give and to turn a blind’s eye to suspicions. We also feel the indictment of a society that urges us to give meaning to our life by individually defining it only for ourselves. In the end, Lyman is left by those who once loved him, and he must face the loneliness he now knows is his real, true self.
Production Dates: April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, May 4 & 5, 2007
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