Actress Jessica Hecht (The Price, Friends) came to St. Francis College October 21, 2017 for an Arthur Miller Birthday Celebration marking what would have been the author's 102nd birthday.
The event, sponsored by the Arthur Miller Society, celebrated the playwright's birth on October 17, 1915. Miller lived in Brooklyn Heights in the 1940's and 50's when he wrote notable works, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View From the Bridge.
Jessica Hecht was interviewed by Janet Balakian (Kean University) and Stephen Marino (Editor, The Arthur Miller Journal) about what it's like to perform in a Miller play; she's appeared in three of them on Broadway.
In addition, Arthur Miller Society President David Palmer offered remarks and Susan C.W. Abbotson, Professor of Dramatic Literature at Rhode Island College delivered the Keynote Address.
Last year, The Historic Landmarks Preservation Center marked Miller's first Brooklyn Heights home at 62 Montague Street with a plaque.