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'Death of a Salesman' To Close
UW-Eau Claire's Artists Series 

MAILED: April 15, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The Montana Repertory Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" will be presented Tuesday, April 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
         The 7:30 p.m. performance in Zorn Arena will close this season's Artists Series.
         Arthur Miller's third production on Broadway, "Death of a Salesman" originally opened at New York's Morosco Theatre in 1949. For the play, the 33-year-old playwright won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
         The soaring tragedy compassionately explores the elusiveness, hollowness and treachery of the American Dream.
         "Death of a Salesman" tells the story of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman who "rode on a smile and a shoeshine." Facing the twilight of his life, he is confronted with his failures, both professional and personal - and the results are devastating.
         The play's realistic view of an American family, its dramatic presentation of memory and fantasy, and its brutal portrayal of the psyche of an Everyman had never before been seen in American drama. Miller's masterpiece, "Death of a Salesman" has influenced generations of playwrights and changed American theater.
         Established in 1977, the Montana Repertory Theatre is the professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana-Missoula. The ensemble's mission is to tell the great stories of our nation, stories that reflect and reveal the core of the American experience and go to the heart of the American character. The company assembles principal actors, directors and designers with prestigious credits including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows and major regional theater credits.
         Admission is $15 for the public, $13 for those 62 and younger and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff, and $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at the door.
         Patrons may also charge tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
         The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
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Updated: April 15, 2002