Smart bets: Death of a Salesman

Actress Jane Hallstrom noticed the likeness between The Magnetic Theatre’s artistic director Steven Samuels and Death of a Salesman protagonist Willy Loman. Around that time, the local theater group revised its moratorium on performing established works, citing benefits to audiences and those onstage. Revisiting Arthur Miller’s tale will mark the start of Magnetic’s new Masters Series to honor select classics. “The play moves in and out of different aspects of Willy’s life, filtering everyone and everything through his mind, blurring the lines between fact and fancy and creating a symphonic rendering of the interplay of thought and time,” says director Henry Williamson. His production, which features Samuels and Hallstrom alongside 10 additional stage mates, runs Thursdays-Saturdays, April 28-May 28, at 7:30 p.m. $16/$19 for opening weekend and $21/$24 thereafter (student discounts available). Photo by Rodney Smith of Tempus Fugit Design

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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