Director – Adam Boe
Stage Manager - KJ Pace
Audition Dates and Times:
Sunday, November 26th (7:00pm-9:30pm) & Monday, November 27th (7:00pm-9:30pm)
Sunday, December 10th (7:00pm-9:30pm) & Monday, December 11th (7:00pm-9:30pm)
Callbacks (if needed) – Wednesday, December 13th (7:00pm-9:30pm)
For auditions, please come prepared with a full memorized monologue that is no more than 90 seconds.
If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by 11:00am Tuesday, November 28th, to return on Wednesday, November 29th.
Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday & Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm and Sunday from 6:00pm-10:00pm, however this schedule is subject to change based on cast availability if needed.
***Please note that the first 4 weeks of rehearsals will only meet once a week and all actors are expected to be off book for all lines by week 4***
Please bring a list of all known conflicts to auditions as this will help to determine the final schedule.
The first rehearsal is on Sunday, December 3rd, at 6:00pm – It will be an ALL CALLED Read-Through in the Gallery. It is mandatory for everyone to attend and fill out paperwork.
A final schedule with conflicts and scene breakdown will be provided to you by the end of the first week of rehearsal.
Tech Week is Sunday, February 4, 2024 – Thursday, February 8, 2024. NO CONFLICTS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING TECH – There are no exceptions to this.
Friday, February 10, 2024, at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2024, at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2024, at 2:00pm
Friday, February 16, 2024, at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 2:00pm
The protagonist of the play, Willy Loman is a 62-year-old salesman who lives in Brooklyn but is assigned to the New England region, so he is on the road for five days out of the week. He places great emphasis on his work and the values associated with it. He relates friends and people he admires with professional and personal aspirations. He wants to be as successful as Ben and as well-liked as David Singleman—which explains his lewd humor. A failed salesman, he fears the present but romanticizes the past, where his mind constantly wanders in the play’s time switches. He is alienated from Biff, his eldest son, and this mirrors the alienation he feels in respect to the world at large.
The Lomans’ eldest son, Biff is a once promising high school athlete who ended up dropping out of school and has been living intermittently as a drifter, a farmer, and an occasional thief. Biff rejects his father and his values due to their encounter in Boston, where he discovers his affair with "the Woman." As if to demonstrate the worthlessness of his father’s real values, he carries some of the lessons his father taught him to an extreme—as a boy, he was encouraged to steal lumber, and, as an adult, he continues stealing. And while he refuses to follow the path his father hoped he would pursue, namely get a university education and have a business, he still seeks parental approval.
He is the younger, less-favored son who eventually makes enough money to move out of his parents’ house and get a bachelor pad. He tries harder than Biff to be like his father, hoping to be loved by him. He claims to want a girl just like the one his dear old dad married, and exaggerates his professional achievements the way his father used to do. On one level, Happy understands his father (a poor salesman, he is “sometimes…a sweet personality”); on another, he fails to learn from his father's mistaken values.
Willy Loman’s wife, Linda is his foundation and support. She tries to make their two sons treat their father decently and gives him encouragement and reassurance. However, her attitude does not indicate passivity or stupidity, and she is far from a doormat when her sons fail their duties to their father. She is not as deluded about reality as Willy is, and wonders whether Bill Oliver will remember Biff. Were she to nag Willy to face reality, that might result in his emulating his father and abandoning the family.
Charley, Willy's neighbor, is a kind and successful businessman who could afford to give Willy $50 a week for a long time and to offer him a job. Unlike Willy, he is not an idealist and, pragmatically, advises him to forget about Biff and not take his failures and grudges too hard. Charley also has a successful son, Bernard, a former nerd whom Willy used to mock, in stark contrast with Willy’s unsuccessful sons.
Willy’s employer, he is a doting father of two children, and, like Willy, a product of the current society. As a businessman, he is not so kind. Before the play begins, he downgraded Willy from a salaried position to only working on commission.
Ben is a symbol of the ruthless, self-made millionaire who made his fortune in “the jungle.” He likes to repeat the sentence “when I walked into the jungle, I was seventeen. When I walked out I was twenty-one. And, by God, I was rich!” He is solely seen from Willy’s viewpoint.
The Woman in Boston
Like Ben, the Woman in Boston is only seen from Willy’s viewpoint, but we learn that she is as lonely as Willy. When he tries to force her out of the room, she expresses feelings of anger and humiliation.