Playwright Arthur Miller's 1949 classic, Death of a Salesman, will open the 1998-99 season of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO). Miller is currently enjoying a banner year in New York, where his A View From the Bridge is playing on Broadway, and his new play Mr. Peter's Connections is due to open at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company in May. Death of a Salesman will play Sept. 9-Oct. 9. Artistic Director Steven Woolf will direct.
The season will continue with Jon Marans' Old Wicked Songs, returning to the Rep after last season's Martin Platt-directed, sold-out run at the company's Studio Theatre. The production will be presented Oct. 14-Nov. 13. Platt will return as director.
The remainder of 1998-99 features Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music (Dec. 2-Jan. 1), directed by Victoria Brussert; Moises Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Jan. 6-Feb. 5), directed by Woolf; Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Feb. 10 March 12), directed by Susan Gregg; and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (March 17-April 16), director to be announced.
No casting has been announced.
-- By Robert Simonson