Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Death of a Salesman"

Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller

Gay Richard, Justin Brown, Paul Dunlap & Tim Farrell
The story of Willie Loman has resonated with every generation since its 1949 premiere, but perhaps more than ever does his story hit home amidst today’s ubiquitous and ominous headlines of the disappearing middle class and the cynical disillusionment of entire groups of Americans who believe the Land of Opportunity no longer has a place for them.  The play that is taught at some time or another in almost every American high school is now presented by Palo Alto Players in an experiment to blend actors of the local theatre with faculty, staff, and alumni members of Palo Alto’s Gunn High School, resulting in a true community undertaking of Death of a Salesman.  The endeavor is worthy while the results are at best mixed.

For my full Talkin' Broadway  review, please follow this link: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj22.html

Rating:  2 E

Palo Alto Players continue the production of Death of a Salesman through January 31, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  Tickets are available at www.paplayer.org or by calling 650-329-0891.

Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid

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