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Death of a Salesman

THE REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT DEFINED THE 20TH CENTURY

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By Arthur Miller
Directed by Jason Klarwein
09 February - 02 March [PAST EVENT]
Playhouse, QPAC

As the death-rattle of American optimism echoes through the land of the Free Market, travelling salesman Willy Loman loses himself in the halcyon haze of the past.

Once the king of the road, Willy is veering off it. Time was, he could sell anyone anything, and his reward was the whole package: wife, two sons, the car, the white picket fence. But now he’s feeling his years. He’s behind on the mortgage, he’s sidelined by his wet-behind-the-ears boss, and the final straw is when his adult son Biff – once a sporting prodigy, now a directionless disappointment – lands on the doorstep, further loosening Willy’s grip on the reality of his broken-down life.

Arthur Miller’s towering classic is a timeless meditation on the human need to feel special, a withering commentary on capitalism, and a tragic portrait of a fallout between father and son.

Cast Includes Charles Allen, Kevin Hides, Peter Kowitz, Thomas Larkin, Jackson McGovern, Angie Milliken, Sarah Ogden, Ilai Swindells, Gemma Willing

Set Designer Richard Roberts

Associate Designer/Costume Designer Anthony Spinaze

Lighting Designer Verity Hampson

Composer/Sound Designer Justin Harrison

Warning
This production contains smoke, haze and use of herbal cigarettes.

Accessibility
Auslan Interpreted Mon 18 Feb, 6.30pm
Audio Described Thu 28 Feb, 7.30pm + Sat 2 Mar, 2pm

Play Briefing
Mon 4 Feb, 6pm
Playhouse, QPAC

QT Club
Sat 16 Feb, 2pm

Night with the Artists
Mon 18 Feb, 6.30pm

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