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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 60 members
Review from Dale Bob
Red Velvet 35 events 22 reviews

For the most part, a powerful cast and a powerful story. Somewhat disappointed in the acting of the two sons, but the remainder of the cast is outstanding.

reviewed Jun 07 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Wiebke
Red Velvet 150 events 9 reviews

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

Big complement and many thanks to the cast!

reviewed May 31 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Stan S.
97 events 30 reviews

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.

reviewed Jun 01 2007 report as inappropriate
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“…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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>