The Grand Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
Death of a Salesman will run at South City Campus’ Grand Theatre on March 7 – 9, March 13 – 16 and March 21 – 23 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will be on March 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. March 6 is half price preview night, but students can attend any performance for free with their OneCard student ID.
On March 14, Arthur Miller authority Susan Abbotson is scheduled to be at the Grand Theatre at 6 p.m. to discuss Arthur Miller’s life and works. It is free to attend the talk.
Death of a Salesman is about Willy Loman and his family. Loman, a traveling salesman, is coming to grips with his lack of success as he nears the end of his life.
“It’s a very complicated play – the way it moves in and out of memory,” says director Mark Fossen. “There is a little bit of Inception in this play.”
Published in 1949, Death of a Salesman won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
“It’s a piece of Americana,” says actor Richard Scott who plays Willy Loman. “It’s lasted 65 (years ). I don’t think it is going away.” Scott is also the executive director of Grand Theatre and cultural programming.
The play was chosen with the current economic situation in mind.
“Miller continues to be relevant which is astonishing for a playwright,” says Scott