Death of a Saleman
Name: Death of a Saleman
Date: April 13, 2017 - April 23, 2017
DEATH OF A SALESMAN The American theatre has always embraced classics from playwrights such as Williams, Hellman, O’Neill, Albee, Shepard, and Miller. Arthur Miller’s powerful Tony Award winning play, Death of a Salesman, a tragedy of an American family, opens at the Bingen Theatre. Director Deborah Langlois expresses that the play is timeless. It not only embodies the loss of the American Dream, and love of a family, its inherent message holds universal truths. Miller once stated in an interview that “the Salesman is close to being the universal occupation of contemporary society—not only in America, but everywhere. Everybody is selling and everything is for sale.” Actor Tom Burns, playing Willy Loman, says that “the opportunity to play Willy Loman is a tremendous challenge for an actor. Willy suffers both from depression about his failing career as a salesman, and his guilt and anxiety over an extramarital affair that results in his estranged relationship with his son Biff. In the process, Willy begins to lose his ability to distinguish between the present and his memories of the past. Willy Loman is certainly one of the most significant roles in the history of American theatre.” CGOA STAGES presents Death of a Salesman at the Bingen Theatre on April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22nd at 7:30, and on April 23rd at 2:00 (Matinee). Tickets are $15.00 adults and $10.00 students, and are available at the door or on gorgeorchestra.org.