Death of a Salesman, with Dutton, Opens at Yale Rep April 30

News   Death of a Salesman, with Dutton, Opens at Yale Rep April 30 Tony nominee Charles S. Dutton portarys Arthur Miller's tragic figure Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, opening April 30 at the Yale Repertory Theatre.
Death of a Salesman star Charles S. Dutton
Death of a Salesman star Charles S. Dutton Photo by Joan Marcus

Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama began performances April 24 and runs through May 23 under the direction of James Bundy. Dutton (The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) is joined onstage by Tony Award nominee Kimberly Scott (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Linda Loman with Ato Essandoh ("Blood Diamond," "Nights in Rodanthe") as Biff, Billy Eugene Jones (Passing Strange, Radio Golf) as Happy and Tony Award nominee Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) as Ben.

The cast of Salesman also features Christina Maria Acosta as Miss Forsythe, Starla Benford as the Woman, La Tonya Borsay as Jenny, Austin Durant as Bernard, Mark Sage Hamilton as the Waiter, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Charley, Stanley Wayne Mathis as Stanley, Howard Overshown as Howard and Tijuana Ricks as Letta.

"For Willy Loman, there is only one dream: the American Dream. After 36 years on the road in its pursuit, the traveling salesman, haunted by missed opportunities and an uncertain future, must come to terms with a lifetime of self-deception that has distorted his dream into an American tragedy," read press notes for Salesman.

Death of a Salesman has a creative team comprising composer Dwight Andrews, scenic designer Scott Dougan, costume designer Katherine O'Neill, lighting designer Stephen Strawbridge, sound designer Sarah Pickett and fight director Rick Sordelet.

Tickets are available by visiting www.yalerep.org, by calling (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the Yale Rep box office (1120 Chapel Street).

Kimberly Scott, Charles S. Dutton, Billy Eugene Jones, and Ato Essandoh in <i>Death of Salesman.</i>
Kimberly Scott, Charles S. Dutton, Billy Eugene Jones, and Ato Essandoh in Death of Salesman. Photo by Joan Marcus
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