HPU theatre presents Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play, Death
of a Salesman, directed by Joyce Maltby, on Nov. 8. Miller’s
dark realism captures the behind-closed-doors life of an American
family struggling to make ends meet in the late 1940s. The play
was a resounding success, winning the Pulitzer Prize, as well
as the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play.
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Representing the failed American dream is traveling salesman
Willy Loman, played by Don Pomes, a hard working father of two
sons. Biff and Happy Loman are played by Scot Davis and Joshua
Gulledge, respectively. Biff never lived up to his father’s
expectations and has been unable to hold a steady job. Younger
son Happy has a steady job, but lacks any real purpose. Wife
Linda Loman, played by Sylvia Horman-Alper, is the one person
who supports Willy despite his wandering mind.
The supporting cast includes Hank Chapin as next-door neighbor
Charlie, Chris Veatch as Charlie’s son Bernard, Brad Powell
as Willy’s older brother Ben, and Russell Motter as Willy’s
unconcerned boss Howard Wagner.
Death of a Salesman will run through Dec. 8 at the Hawai‘i
Loa campus theatre. Admission is $5 for HPU students; $10 for
seniors, military, students, and HPU faculty/staff; and $14
general admission. For additional information and reservations