THE STAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES
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
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
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 email@example.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.