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177 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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Musical is at the children theater.
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Come 30 minutes early, this is a nice place to be. Have a snack at the theater or take a short walk in the neighborhood.
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19 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 03 2007

This was an outstanding production of one of the great American plays.

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9 reviews
11 stars
attended May 31 2007

It was one of the best performed plays I've ever seen.

Big complement and many thanks to the cast!

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30 reviews
173 stars
attended Jun 01 2007

It was billed as a "Jewish" take on "DoaS"," but aside from occasional "yiddish" fiddle music, there really wasn't anything "jewish" about it. it was the play as it normally is.

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Quotes & Highlights

“…a very strong cast…in its highly credible first wrestle with an American classic…. Sharp performances…” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

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.”

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Jewish Theatre

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plays that are rooted in the Jewish experience that intend to make the culture resonant and meaningful to the lives of our community as well as build bridges to other cultures.