- $28 for two tickets to see Death of a Salesman (up to $56 value)
- When: select dates, October 22–November 7 at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Latvian Society
- General admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
Death of a Salesman
Willy Loman, the salesman set to die, is a man haunted by mediocrity: his 63 years have been marked mostly by uncertainty and failure. And yet, it’s not his inadequacies that make his life tragic—it’s his unrealistic optimism. In Willy’s head, his sons, Biff and Happy, are on the brink of greatness; his late brother, who made a fortune mining diamonds in Africa, is a role model instead of the smug bully he was; and his young boss wholeheartedly appreciates the work he does for the company. Yet when the mental stress caused by a recent car wreck costs Willy his job and he’s set adrift, his optimism becomes a weighty burden upon his family. While his wife tries her best to placate Willy, Biff wants his old man to see that greatness is not in either of their cards—but the message doesn’t sink in the way he wants it to.
One of the most iconic and gut-wrenching works of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s masterpiece takes a scalpel to the American dream and finds something grotesque and unstable beneath its surface. This timeless work earned the playwright the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for Best Play and Biggest Spoiler in a Show Title.
EgoPo Classic Theatre
The term EgoPo derives from the French for the physical self, and it’s more than the name of a theater—it’s an acting style. The work of EgoPo’s thespians is intense, and the physical and vocal training is grueling. It’s not a place where actors waltz into auditions with new head-shots and freshly minted business cards that say, “Up-and-Coming Professional Actor.” At EgoPo, ensemble members train intensely until they become a theatrical organism, capable of rewarding viewers who tire of the same old summer stock. Although “classic” is in their name, EgoPo’s productions typically skirt tradition in favor of provocation in visceral performances.