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AUDITIONS - Death of a Salesman

 THE STAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES

OPEN AUDITIONS

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

by Arthur Miller, directed by Eric Billingsley

 

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 29-31

All auditions begin at 6:30 P.M.

Show runs October 14-16, 20, 22,23

 

 

Female roles(5)

Linda Loman; Willy’s wife

The Woman; a woman with him Willy had an affair

Jenny; Charley’s secretary

Miss Forsythe; a girl whom Happy picks up at a restaurant

Letta; Miss Forsythe’s friend

 

 

Male roles(8)

Willy Loman; age 63; “The Salesman”

Biff Loman; mid 30s; Willy’s older son

Harold “Happy” Loman; Willy’s younger son

Charley; Willy’s neighbor

Bernard; Charley’s son

Uncle Ben; Willy’s older brother

Howard Wagner; Willy’s boss

Stanley; a waiter

 

Auditions will be readings from the script which is on reserve at the Carbondale Public Library.      For more information contact ericbill@gmail.com

 

 

 

ABOUT THE PLAY 

Death of a Salesman  is a 1949 play by playwright Arthur Miller. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, it is widely considered to be one of the great American plays. “Salesman” premiered on Broadway in 1949 and had an initial run of 742 performances. It has been revived on Broadway four times.

The protagonist is Willy Loman, a 63 year old struggling, mentally unstable, childlike, and occasionally suicidal salesman in pursuit of the “American Dream,” which he defines in terms of success and wealth.  Willie believes that to achieve the American Dream, to be successful, a salesman must be well-liked and have sterling traits of character. 

There is one hitch to Willy’s plans, however: people just don’t like Willy that much.