Death of a Salesman
26 Oct — 20 Nov 2021
Roslyn Packer Theatre
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Directed by Paige Rattray
“Why must everybody conquer the world?”
One of the most iconic roles of the 20th century, played by one of our greatest living actors: Wayne Blair (Wonnangatta) leads a stellar cast in Arthur Miller’s timeless and utterly beautiful masterpiece. Death of a Salesman is a compassionate insight into the life of a family fracturing in the face of broken dreams, and a stirring call to live for now.
Willy Loman is lost in the wilderness of modern life. Clocking endless miles on the road in his career as a travelling salesman, he’s searching for a sense of meaning. Willy longs for all his hard work and sacrifice to bear fruit – just like it would have in the old days, right? Meanwhile, his wife Linda is trying desperately to keep the faith and his sons are, in their own ways, rebelling against repeating his mistakes.
In some of the best writing ever composed for the stage, Willy and his family must tear through the illusions they’ve been fed by modern America and work out the things that really matter.
STC Associate Director Paige Rattray (The Beauty Queen of Leenane) shows us the vulnerability and true beauty at the centre of some of theatre’s most heartbreaking moments. This big-hearted and engrossing production will take a tour through the ruins of the American Dream and uncover the real humanity that’s threatened by society’s obsession with success.
Approx. duration 2hrs 40mins (including interval). Subject to change.
Content Suicide themes. Subject to change.
Death of a Salesman is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia).
VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION
100% audience capacity: NSW Health has granted STC an exemption to the current Public Health Order, allowing us to increase audience capacity to 100%. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.
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Act 2 Season Tickets
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Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $89
Adult A Reserve $86
Seniors cardholder $81
Under 30 $44
Single tickets for this show go on sale on 28 May.
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Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter