Danger: Memory!

I’m a fan of American playwright Arthur Miller, so I was happy to see that two of his short plays were being revived at Theatro Technis. I Can’t Remember Anything and Clara were performed under the the title Danger: Memory!.

In the first play, two old friends spend time together, and it is clear that both are losing their memories. In the second, a young woman is found dead but a key witness can’t remember anything that might help the police.

Both plays deal with Miller’s fear of dementia and death, but neither are his best works, although the first is more accessible and has a real poignancy about it. The second is hard to follow and not a little confusing.

The plays are worth seeing if you’re a Miller completist, but for anyone else, they aren’t particularly memorable.

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