It only seems fitting that their current production is about dreams and how they conflict with reality. Death of a Salesman is about the death of the American dream to become successful in business. In the play Willy “Loman” is engaged in one of the lowest professions available to man. It’s his job to sell a product that most people don’t want or need. It’s the ultimate capitalist fraud; keep people buying the things they don’t really need and our capitalist way of life keeps America strong.
The problem is that down deep Willy is too nice a guy to keep the fraud going. But instead of making him feel better about himself, it only makes matters worse. He is part of the system whether he likes it or not, and when he refuses to play the game, he is not labeled a hero. Instead, he’s seen as a loser who is “worth more dead than alive.”
If you haven’t seen this great American classic, check out Marin Classic Theatre’s production in San Anselmo. It is their dream to continue to bring the art of classic theatre to the Bay Area. It may not be an American dream, but it is a dream well worth supporting.
For tickets or more information call (415) 451-7286.
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