Death of A Salesman, A New Perspective on Arthur Miller's Drama
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The last date listed for Death of a Salesman was Sunday June 10, 2007 / 2:00pm.
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Based on the enduring 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (author of The Secret Garden), this musical adaptation of A Little Princess, presented by Berkeley Playhouse, centers around Sara Crewe, a generous and inventive young girl who is left at the mercy of a cruel headmistress after her father disappears searching for the mysterious city of Timbuktu. Though made to work as a servant in a boarding school, Sara finds within herself the heart of a princess in this song-filled adaptation, designed to delight adults and kids alike. The musical was written by Brian Crawley and Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from R. Lee B.
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This is one of America's great plays. Over the years I have seen many productions of it and I can honestly say that Corey Fischer and Jeri Lynn Cohen are among the best Willy and Linda Lomans I have seen, comparing favorably with the classic film and tv Lomans of Fredric March, Lee J Cobb, Dustin Hoffman and Mildred Dunnock. Staging by the Traveling Jewish Theater was imaginative and interesting enhancing the power of this splendid tragedy.
The supporting cast was acceptable but not up to the wonderful performances of Fischer and Cohen.
Quotes & Highlights
- “...a very strong cast…in its highly credible first wrestle with an American classic…. Sharp performances...” —San Francisco Chronicle
As the centerpiece of their new season, Traveling Jewish Theatre tackles an American classic: Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Why is TJT, with its 28-year history of producing original, company-created works and new plays, taking on such a monumental and well-known iconic work? TJT Artistic Director Aaron Davidman says, “Miller’s critique of the ‘American dream’ is more timely now than ever. Using TJT’s ensemble approach, we will investigate new dimensions of the play, while absolutely respecting Miller’s text.”
Davidman will direct, and company co-founder Corey Fischer will star as Willy Loman. Fischer says, “So much has been written about why Miller chose to make the Lomans generic ‘Americans’--and leave out his own Jewish background. However, if you think of Willy as a first-generation American Jew, the play opens up in some surprising and beautiful ways.”
Fischer adds, “After years of working on new material, there’s a different kind of excitement in engaging with a work that has decades of associations and assumptions around it. We hope to challenge what people think they know about the play.”
Salesman also stars new TJT Associate Artist Jeri Lynn Cohen--a charter member of the Word for Word Performing Arts Company, and veteran cast member of productions at A.C.T. and Berkeley Repertory Theater.
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