The latest work by the 88-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will go on stage at the Goodman Theater next September with the theater's artistic director, Robert Falls, directing, it was announced Thursday.
A summary of the play provided by the Goodman describes it as a "fable on the perversion of the American dream" involving a film director who finds he must deal with an unstable star, a character people who have read the script say resembles Marilyn Monroe.
"She's recognized all over the world, loved by millions, but unable to believe in herself," the summary said. "The studio owners are threatening to pull the plug, and a temperamental acting teacher is flown in to coax the actress out of a bed and onto the set."
If the Monroe allusion is correct, it is the second play Miller has written based on the career of the actress, his onetime wife, and her relationship with Actors Studio director Lee Strasberg. The first was "After the Fall," which premiered in 1964, three years after Miller and Monroe divorced.