Some Kind of Love Story

by  Arthur Miller

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

Angela, a hard-bitten call-girl, is visited by Tom, a private detective of long acquaintance, who is convinced that she can supply information about a murder case which, some years earlier, resulted in a miscarriage of justice.

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Some Kind of Love Story

by  Arthur Miller

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Angela, a hard-bitten call-girl, is visited by Tom, a private detective of long acquaintance, who is convinced that she can supply information about a murder case which, some years earlier, resulted in a miscarriage of justice. As Tom plays on their former closeness, trying to draw out the facts he seeks, Angela withdraws behind a schizophrenic screen of multiple personalities ranging from a brazen creature named Leontyne, to a shrinking violet called Emily, to a haughty English-woman named Renata. Doggedly persistent, Tom does, in the end, break through the fears which have driven Angela to hide the truth within herself. With chilling intensity she pours through a tale of duplicity and corruption and recounts how an innocent man ended up paying for the crimes of others. As the play ends Tom offers to drive Angela to her next assignation—relieved that his quest has ended but, at the same time, disturbed by the knowledge that his worst fears have been borne out. 

Presented as a double bill with this author's Elegy for a Lady by New Haven's noted Long Wharf Theatre (under the title 2 by A.M.), the present play balances the poetic evocativeness of its companion piece with a hard-hitting, naturalistic study of a detective and the prostitute from whom he seeks to extract the facts of a long-unsettled case.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Mr. Miller's impassioned beliefs pour forth." —The New York Times

"…couched in snappy, even rough, and frequently quite funny language." — New York Daily News 

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.

Production

Details

  • Setting: Angela's bedroom.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

1m, 1f
ANGELA
TOM O'TOOLE
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Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915- 2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of A Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), A ...

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Some Kind of Love Story premiered at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT in October of 1982 under the direction of Arthur Miller.

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