When Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller was approached by his alma mater about a theater bearing his name, his response was a simple postcard. “The theater is a lovely idea,” he wrote in 1997. “I’ve resisted similar proposals from others, but it seems right from Ann Arbor.” The venue is the only theater in the world to bear his name. It was configured as a highly flexible courtyard-format theater to showcase both professional and student productions, and to create a new cultural destination for the University and the Ann Arbor community. Designed for proscenium productions and able to accommodate an orchestra of up to 16, the space will more often be set up in a wide thrust stage configuration with seating on three sides and extraordinarily intimate dimensions between actor and audience. The theater seats approximately 517.
Walgreen Drama Center 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109734-763-3333