Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's DEATH OF A SALESMAN
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the third show of its 40th Anniversary Season, one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, written by Arthur Miller and directed by ETC founding artistic director Joseph Hanreddy. DEATH OF A SALESMAN begins previews on Thursday, February 7, opens on Saturday, February 9, and runs through Sunday, February 24, 2019 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.
The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play is a haunting and moving portrait of a man whose belief in, and pursuit of, the American dream ends in tatters.
"In celebrating our 40th anniversary season, we're honored to have founding artistic director Joseph Hanreddy back to direct one of the most influential plays of all time," commented ETC's Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. "I am excited that Joseph is looking at the play in a new way that will feature original music with live musicians on stage. This is a dream cast and creative team and promises to be one of the most powerful productions of our historic season."
"The story of Willy Loman and his fractured family is riveting and heartrending while illuminating contradictions in the American Dream that have divided the country from our beginnings to today," remarked Hanreddy. "Our goal for the production at Ensemble Theater is to faithfully capture the heart, clarity and penetrating insight of Miller's masterwork, while breathing new theatrical life into the original staging through the use of a variety of theatrical elements, including live music."
Photo Credit: David Bazemore