I'll be in this production of Death of a Salesman playing Charley, the next door neighbour (who seems to be one of the few honest, sane people in the play).
I love this production. The director, Jason Rip, has a terrific perspective which should open some people's eyes. And the cast is amazingly good, especially the two leads: Rob Faust as Willy Loman and Deb Mitchell as Linda Loman.
If you want to come to the $9 preview on the 18th, book tickets early. The other performances are $20, but seating is very limited, so even for those shows it's a good idea to book tickets early. The ticket-booking site is a bit complex because there are two different theatres at the same site, and the other one is doing "Noises Off" (which I'd love to see, if we can work out some way to visit one of their rehearsals).
Questions to consider, for those who know the play:
- Does Willy have early stages of dementia?
- Why did both Willy and Linda seem to favour Biff over Happy? Usually the mom favours the younger child.
- Why won't Willy take a job with Charley?
- Why does Charley keep "lending" money to Willy?
- Will the insurance company/companies pay off? Are there two insurance companies involved (auto and life)?
- How did Ben really earn his money?
- Did Charlie have one-nighter (or more) with Linda while Willy was out of town?
- Is Biff gay?
- How on earth did Bernard last a half hour in a fight with Biff?
- Is this play, as often advertised, a criticism of "The American Dream" or is it more just a portrayal of a family whose neuroses wouldn't allow them to confront their lies?
Performances at Procunier Hall (of the Palace Theatre):
September 18-20 8pm
September 21 2pm
September 24-27 8pm
For tickets, call 519-432-1029