Rare Arthur Miller play to be shown at Braemar Village Hall

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An award-winning theatre company is bringing a rarely performed Arthur Miller play to Braemar Village Hall this month.

As part of the first ever Scottish tour of the play, Sell A Door Theatre Company in association with Mull Theatre will perform The Man Who Had All The Luck on Friday, October 26 at 7.30pm.

Featuring a nine-strong cast, Miller’s early gem follows the life of David Beeves, a motor mechanic in a small rural Midwest American town in the late 1930s, who is blessed with good fortune. While those around him suffer everyday failures, David continues to prosper. Yet the more success David achieves, the more guilty, depressed and paranoid he feels about the plight of those around him. Soon he begins to wonder what will happen when his luck runs out.

Arthur Miller once described his work as having the “American dream” as its background, with the “American nightmare” at its foreground. Written in 1944, when America was at a cultural and political crossroads, The Man Who Had All the Luck was Miller’s first foray into Broadway and closed after only four performances. With America bursting with national pride, months away from winning World War II, it was perhaps the timing of this bleak examination of the country’s social responsibility that sealed its fate. Tickets are available in advance from Woodend Barn box office – online at www.woodendbarn.co.uk or phone 01330 825431 – or on the door at the hall. The performance forms part of Woodend Barn’s outreach programme, which will bring other theatre and music events to Tarland and Finzean this season.