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  Death of a Saleman at Ruskin Group Theatre

Death of a Saleman

Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave. Santa Monica

Winner of the Tony Award for “Best Play” and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” stays strikingly relevant in our times. Considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, subsequent productions on Broadway have won three Tony awards for “Best Revival.” Burdened by financial responsibilities and living on the edge of poverty, the salesman continues to believe he is on the verge of a “big break.” What defines a successful life? Struggling to see beyond the illusions we create for ourselves, Loman, like so many, fights for acceptance to avoid being seen as a failure in the eyes of society.

Thru - Aug 4, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm



Price: $20-$35

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 310-397-3244

www.ruskingrouptheatre.org



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Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...DEATH OF A SALESMAN, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Arthur Miller, is the American Hamlet for actors of a certain age. Its protagonist is a complex, frighteningly bare role, that provides an acting challenge relished by the greats. Rob Morrow, best known for Robert Redford's QUIZ SHOW and the quirky TV dramedy NORTHERN EXPOSURE, pulls off the tricky role by adding an impish quality to the crumbling man, bringing a fresh light to the production at Ruskin Group Theatre."
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Jonas Schwartz-Owen


Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...This 70th anniversary revival directed by Mike Reilly proves that this play is as timely now as in 1949, as the characters deal with the same economic and social struggles as we do today. This great American Tragedy definitely needs to be seen."
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Joan Alperin


Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Ruskin Group Theatre Company revivals of Arthur Miller's name-making All My Sons and his autobiographical A Memory Of Two Mondays have already demonstrated the company's mastery of things Miller. Their Death Of A Salesman proves every bit as masterful."
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Steven Stanley


On Stage Los Angeles - Recommended

"...Lee Garlington's performance is worth the trip to The Ruskin all in itself alone. If Morrow finds his way and allows Willy to emerge, we may be pleasantly surprised. His success as a screen actor is extensive. We can appreciate his giving himself a challenge to go against type and hope that there's a happy compromise that will bring Willy Loman from caricature to life."
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Michael Sheehan


Santa Monica Daily Press - Recommended

"...Morrow, who plays the smugly amoral Adam DeGuilio on the Showtime series "Billions," successfully transforms himself into the opposite here. It must take considerable stamina to inhabit such a desperate character, who swings wildly from past to present, self-delusion to terror. Morrow portrays Willy as a cornered animal who doesn't want to bite, yet can't stop himself lunging at those he loves. Lee Garlington is affecting as his strong yet helpless wife and Jack Merrill brings his trademark wry delivery to the role of Charley."
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Tatiana Blackington James


Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended

"...This formula of a celebrity-driven production has worked well in the last 40 years with such diverse actors as George C. Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Dennehy and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I saw the first three productions, and what made them compelling was the depth of desperation and disillusion that each actor brought to the role. (My favorite performance of Willy was actually given by Los Angeles actor Eddie Jones, who exploded one emotional grenade after another, leaving devastation in his wake.) This is the challenge for Rob Morrow, and - at least on opening night - he does not show himself to be up to the task."
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Stephen Fife


Hollywood Revealed - Highly Recommended

"...Kudos to the cast members for their flawless performances. The efficient delivery of Miller's monologues keeps this story believable, especially at the emotional ending."
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Wilfred Phillips


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