Alley Theatre Announces DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Opening 10/11

Alley Theatre Announces DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Opening 10/11

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the performance schedule for Death of a Salesman. Performances open officially Thursday, October 11 and run through Sunday, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. As previously announced Glenn Fleshler joins the cast of the Alley Theatre's Death of a Salesman asWilly Loman. He was the understudy for Willy Loman in the recent Broadway production. His Broadway credits also include Captain Brice, RN in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and Antonio's man/ensemble in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. An updated performance schedule is included below.

Also as previously announced, due to a health problem Alley veteran James Black is unable to perform the role of Willy Loman, but will make a full recovery and will direct the Alley Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas.

The updated performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesday October 9 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 10 7:30 p.m.
Thursday October 11 7:30 p.m. Opening Night

Friday October 12 8:00 p.m.

Saturday October 13 2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 13 8:00 p.m.

Sunday October 14 2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 14 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 17 7:30 p.m. Center Stage
Friday October 19 8:00 p.m.

Saturday October 20 2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 20 8:00 p.m.

Sunday October 21 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday October 23 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 24 7:30 p.m.
Thursday October 25 7:30 p.m.

Friday October 26 8:00 p.m.

Saturday October 27 2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 28 8:00 p.m.

Sunday October 28 2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 28 7:30 p.m.

Patrons who have tickets to performances not on the above list will be contacted by the Alley Theatre and re-seated into a different performance.

The return to the Alley of Arthur Miller's Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Death of a Salesman is particularly relevant today. The play juxtaposes the American Dream with the realities of a fluctuating economy, unequal opportunities, and unfair advantages, with vivid characters and consummate theatricality. As salesman Willy Loman approaches the end of his working life, he must reconcile his unrealized dreams while struggling against the current world. Recommended for general audiences; mature themes.

Glenn Fleshler as Willy Loman joins Josie de Guzman as Linda, Zachary Spicer as Biff and Jay Sullivan as Happy. Also featured are Alley Theatre Resident Company Members Jeffrey Bean as Charley, James Belcher as Stanley, Emily Neves as Miss Forsythe, Melissa Pritchett as The Woman and Todd Waite as Uncle Ben. The cast also includes Ellen Dyer as Jenny, Drew Hirshfield as Bernard, Rebekah Stevens as Letta and Sidney Williams as Howard Wagner.

Death of a Salesman includes scenic design by Hugh Landwehr and costume design by Judith Dolan. Lighting design is by Pat Collins with original composition and sound design by Josh Schmidt, dialect coach Pamela Prather and Assistant Director and Dramaturg Jacey Little.

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