ARTHUR Miller’s classic masterpiece, Death Of A Salesman, runs in Harare’s Reps Theatre this week, staged primarily for ‘O’ Level students who this year have the play as one of their literature study books.
Directed by Paul Shephard, the production stars John Dennison as Willy Loman, one of American theatre’s most important roles and the lead character in this absorbing story of a man with failed dreams.
Fiona Garrity, Kevin Hanssen, Alex Fairlie and several other actors join the cast for this production, which has ran since Wednesday and ends tomorrow.
In addition to students of the play, the show will have appeal to general audiences and students of other works, who will enjoy seeing the transformation of a play from page to stage.
Miller is one of the world’s best-known playwrights, perhaps most famously known as one of Marilyn Monroe’s three husbands, but also regarded as one of the greatest dramatists in American history.
Death Of A Salesman was first staged in the late 1940s and has been revived on Broadway and in the West End many times, most recently in 2012. It has won many awards, including the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize for literature.
Booking for the play is open at The Spotlight and special prices have been arranged for schools’ groups.