Stratford Festival Plans 1997 Death of a Salesman

News   Stratford Festival Plans 1997 Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, will open at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario on June 3, 1997.

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, will open at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario on June 3, 1997.

Artistic Director Richard Monette announced that the play will be directed by Diana Leblanc, with Al Waxman in the title role of Willy Loman. Martha Henry will play Linda Loman.

Waxman, (of TV's "Cagney & Lacey," "King of Kensington") reportedly has longed to play Willy. Surprisingly, this will be the first time on a Stratford stage for the prominent Canadian actor. He has compiled more than 1,000 radio, television, film and theatre credits. Currently he is directing Lost in Yonkers for the Atlantis Theatre. Waxman is also well known for his volunteer and philanthropic work, for which he was inducted into the Order of Ontario in September 1996.

Returning for her 23rd season at Stratford, Martha Henry has received widespread acclaim as both a director and an actor. She recently played Mary Tyrone in the award-winning film version of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Earlier this year Henry was named a recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

-- By Ray Ellicock
Theatre News Canada

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