Classic, "Death of a Salesman," Comes
To MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 24-March 4
Windsor, N.J. - Pierrot Productions brings the fiercely eloquent
American classic, "Death of a Salesman,"
to the stage at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre.
Dates and times for this award-winning drama are Fridays,
Feb. 24 and March 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 25 and March
3 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 26 and March 4 at 2 p.m. Kelsey
Theatre is located on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with
the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on
by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, the
play is a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions. It follows
the waning days in the life of Willy Loman, a simple man who
has striven for the American Dream as a traveling salesman
while fighting economic forces and his own personal demons.
In addition to facing his own increasing obsolescence, Willy
struggles with a strained marriage and his failed dreams for
his two sons, Biff and Happy.
in New York in 1949, the original production ran for a total
of 742 performances, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
and Tony Award for Best Play. The music that served to accentuate
the plot development in the Broadway original will be utilized
in the current production.
Notes Director Ruth Markoe, of Lawrenceville, "Although
the play was written in the 1940's, many of its themes reflect
the troubled times we live in today, and as such is particularly
features Tim Anderson of Princeton as Willy Loman; Peggy Waldron
of Hamilton as Linda Loman; Chris Scheid of Newtown, PA, as
Biff Loman; and Tim Liu of Kendall Park as Happy Loman. Ensemble
cast members include Paul Saunders of Lawrenceville, Kevin
Hallam of Hamilton, Walter Rosenthal of Pennington, Jean Prall
Rosolino of Princeton, Derek Capre of East Windsor, Wayne
Rossignol of Hamilton, Aziza Seven of Princeton, and Lauren
Makrancy of Florence.
to Markoe, the production crew includes producer Pete LaBriola
and stage manager Tara Simonelli. Lighting design is by Kelsey
Theatre's own Kitty Getlik and costumes are by Ruth Rittmann.
Productions was founded in 1989. Since its inception Markoe
and LaBriola have shared directing duties on their productions.
Markoe directed last season's "Blithe Spirit" at
Kelsey Theatre, as well as a double bill of "Pygmalion"
and "My Fair Lady" in 2010, while LaBriola was the
director for "The Producers" in 2009.
are $16 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, and $12 for children
and students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Kelsey
Box Office at 609-570-3333 or online here.
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available
next to the theater.
a complete listing of adult and children's events for the
remainder of the 2011-12 season, visit the Kelsey
website or call the box office for a brochure.
Patch Visual and
Performing Arts Workshops
members, standing left to right, are: Wayne Rossignol, Timothy
Liu, Christopher Scheid, Paul Saunders, Derek Capre, Timothy
Anderson, Walt Rosenfeld and Kevin Hallam; seated: Aziza Seven,
left, and Peggy Waldron.
the Lomans, from left, Timothy Liu as Happy, Christopher Scheid
as Biff, Peggy Waldron as Linda, and Timothy Anderson as Willy.
left, are Aziza Seven as Forsythe, Timothy Liu as Happy, Christopher
Scheid as Biff and Wayne Rossignol (Stanley).
guys, from left, Timothy Liu as Happy, Timothy Anderson as
Willy, Christopher Scheid as Biff, Kevin Hallam as Bernard.
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