Craig Wallace plays Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Stephen Rayne, at Ford's Theatre.
Craig Wallace plays Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Stephen Rayne, at Ford's Theatre.
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Death of a Salesman begins performances tonight at Ford's Theatre.

Stephen Rayne directs Arthur Miller's drama, which is described as follows: "Willy Loman's career is over. During a pivotal 24 hours, he reflects on his life as a father, husband, and traveling salesman. Truth and lies intermingle as Willy tries to reconcile the optimism of his youth with his unfulfilled dreams. As the full force of reality crashes down on him, he places his last hope of success in his two sons. Arthur Miller's classic play challenges us to reconsider what it means to succeed and the cost of chasing the American dream."

Craig Wallace stars as Willy Loman opposite Kimberly Schraf as Linda. They are joined by Nora Achrati (Waiter), Aakhu TuahNera Freeman (Jenny), Danny Gavigan (Happy Loman), Jennifer Gerdts (The Woman), Thomas Keegan (Biff Loman), Joe Mallon (Stanley), Brandon McCoy (Bernard), Lynette Rathnam (Letta), KenYatta Rogers (Howard Wagner), Michal Russotto (Charley), Frederick Strother (Uncle Ben), and Kathryn Tkel (Miss Forsythe).

The creative team includes Tim Mackabee (scenic design), Wade Laboissonniere (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design and original music), Anne Nesmith (hair and make-up design), and Lynn Watson (dialects and voice director). Brandon Prendergast is the production stage manager, and Julia Singer the assistant stage manager.

Performances continue through October 22.

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