WRITTEN IN 1948 AND PRODUCED IN 1949, BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER ARTHUR MILLER DEATH OF A SALESMAN DESCRIBES THE TRAGEDY OF A MAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE, OR SOLD IT, IN PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. Here at LCC Theatre, were inspired to present Death of a Salesman as "Death of a Salesperson,”which means audiences can see two entirely different shows. "Death of a Salesman” is cast exactly as Arthur Miller intended. The other showing, “Death of a Saleswoman,” presents each character in their opposite gender. Willy Loman is played as a woman, with a stay-at-home husband and two daughters.
We’re excited for audience members who are able to view both shows. Audiences will be privy to a fascinating viewpoint into the craft of acting by observing how the student actors bring their own sense of character and emotion to the same roles. Hearing the same dialogue and seeing the same situations played for the opposite gender also provides a fascinating glimpse into how women and men were/are portrayed in their home and workplace. We hope “Death of a Salesperson” both entertains and provokes fascinating post-show discussions.
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