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Friday, June 8, 2018

THEATER | "Fellow Travelers" Goes for the Jugular

Marilyn Monroe tries t bring Elia Kazan (L) and Arthur
Miller (R) back together. 
"Fellow Travelers" takes us back to the McCarthy era and the Hollywood black list.

Elia Kazan is shown turning in his former Communist Party associates so that the House Un-American Activities Committee will let him get on with his business.

Arthur Miller was less threatened by HUAC, and did not name any names. The two of them are disappointed in each other, and their friendship ended, although they continued to work together.

Marilyn Monroe is in the play as subplot and eye candy. Each man accuses the other of not caring enough when she died.

There are five other male parts (Hollywood mogul types) played well by two other actors.

The play opened at the Bay Street Theater and had a full house tonight. The review in 27East is on the mark. Good performances and direction. Deserves to open in New York City.