Everyman Theatre in Baltimore is planning to present two American classics, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, in repertory with the same cast, which the company is claiming as a historic “first ever” attraction.
The troupe will alternate performances of the two dramas, with all characters played by eight resident company members taking multiple roles.
Directed by founding artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi, Salesman is already underway, and will be joined April 15 by Streetcar, which is directed by Derek Goldman. Subsequent performances alternate nightly with both shows appearing on Saturdays and Sundays. Both productions close June 12.
“I’m thrilled for our audiences to experience these quintessential American plays in this new way," said Lancisi. "Neither show has been seen on a professional Baltimore stage in about 50 years. It's such a powerful combination; you can experience these two classics a week or a month apart, or you can even binge watch them both in one day.”
Both plays won both the Tony Award as Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Beth Hylton plays Blanche DuBois and Letta in the rep. She is an Everyman Theatre Resident Company Member who was recently featured in Outside Mullingar, Blithe Spirit and Deathtrap.
Wil Love, another Everyman Theatre Resident Company Member, plays Willy Loman.
Chris Genebach plays Biff and Mitch. Megan Anderson plays Miss Forsythe/Stella. Danny Gavigan plays Happy/Stanley. Bruce Randolph Nelson plays three roles: Charley and Howard in Salesman and Steve in Streetcar.
Tickets for “The Great American Rep” may be purchased by calling (410) 752-2208, visiting Everymantheatre.org or in person at 315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.