Lamoille County Players
Hyde Park Opera House, P O Box 9, Hyde Park, Vermont, 05655 (802) 888-4507
Death of a Salesman
November 2, 3, 4*, 8, 9, 10
Adults $10.00 Seniors/Students $8.00 *Matinee 1/2 Price
First produced in NY in 1949, DOS won the PulitzerPrize and the Tony Award for best play. Its central character, Willy Loman, has become an American classic, the tired, worn-out salesman whose dreams have disintegrated as he struggles to come out on top. Riddled with a sense of self-guilt and failure, he finally decides that a man "can be worth more dead than alive," and makes the ultimate sacrifice. Willy's tragedy is revealed gradually through his interactions with his wife Linda, sons Happy and Biff, his neighbor, boss, and other associates. This is a remarkable play, extraordinary in its directness, clarity, strength of characters and universal themes.
The Production Crew
(60's): A man of powerful strivings and the images that possess. A washed up
salesman whose life and family have not lived up tohis dreams. Extremely
Linda Loman (60's): Willy's wife. Loves Willy with all her heart. Calm,kind, accepting.
Biff (34 and 16): Older son. Once great football star, now washed up,uncertain.
Happy (32 and 14): Tall, powerfully made, sensual. A guiltless playboy.
Charley (60's): A large, slow man. Lomans' neighbor. Tries to help Willy.
Bernard (16 and 34): Charley's son. Nerd who becomes successful.
(40-60): Receptionist, Willy's "other woman."
Uncle Ben (late 60's): Stolid, confident. Willy's older brother who madehis fortune.
Howard Wagner (36): Willy's boss, plant owner. Dumps Willy "in the ash can."
Jenny (25 plus): Charley's secretary. Harried.
Stanley (25-40): Waiter. Idolizes Happy. Smart, efficient, snappy.
Miss Forsythe (25-40): Hooker, lavishly dressed.
Letta (25-35) Miss Forsythe's friend. Younger, less experienced, more innocent.
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