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This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre. The play has been revived on Broadway four times. Some past actors to portray the title character of Willy Loman include Lee J. Cobb, George C. Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Dennehy and Phillip Seymor Hoffman.
LOCATIONS: BDACT Fine Arts Center located at 117 West Maple Ave. in Kamps Auditorium
TICKETS: $13, $18 & $20 on sale at the buttons above, the BDACT Box Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 7 pm (920-885-6891) or at Rechek’s Food Pride.
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK (1944), ALL MY SONS (1947), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (1949), THE CRUCIBLE (1953), A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS (1955), AFTER THE FALL (1964), INCIDENT AT VICHY (1964), THE PRICE (1968), THE CREATION OF THE WORLD AND OTHER BUSINESS (1972), THE ARCHBISHOP’S CEILING (1977), THE AMERICAN CLOCK (1980) AND PLAYING FOR TIME. Later plays include THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN (1991), THE LAST YANKEE (1993), BROKEN GLASS (1994), MR. PETERS’ CONNECTIONS (1998), RESURRECTION BLUES (2002), and FINISHING THE PICTURE (2004). Other works include “Focus,” a novel (1945), “The Misfits,” a screenplay (1960), and the texts for “In Russia” (1969), “In the Country” (1977), and “Chinese Encounters” (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include “Salesman in Beijing” (1984) and “Timebends,” an autobiography (1988). Short fiction includes the collection “I Don’t Need You Anymore” (1967), the novella “Homely Girl, a Life” (1995) and “Presence: Stories” (2007). He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Michigan in 1936. He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.