Harris Yulin Is Salesman's Willy Loman in Ireland; David Esbjornson Directs

News   Harris Yulin Is Salesman's Willy Loman in Ireland; David Esbjornson Directs
American actor Harris Yulin, known for roles on and off Broadway, steps into the wing-tipped shoes of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, starting July 15 toward a July 20 opening.
Harris Yulin
Harris Yulin

The Gate had a success with Miller's All My Sons in 2009. Salesman, the 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of a husband, father and worker who just wanted to be liked and successful, is directed by American director David Esbjornson.

Yulin's film credits include "Scarface," "Clear and Present Danger" and "Training Day." On Broadway, he appeared in Hedda Gabler, The Price, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Visit, A Lesson From Aloes and Watch On the Rhine. Off-Broadway, he directed the Signature Theatre Company's acclaimed revival of The Trip to Bountiful, and appeared in Frank's Home, Raindance, Approaching Zanzibar and New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Hamlet, King John, Richard III and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Here's how the Gate bills the American classic: "Veteran salesman, Willy Loman, has always gotten along 'riding on a smile and a shoeshine.' but recently seems to have lost his golden touch. Haunted by missed opportunities and a troubled past, his life begins to unravel as he starts to lose faith in the two things he believes in: his family and his dreams."

The Gate company includes Séainín Brennan, Stephen Brennan, Peter Daly, Deirdre Donnelly, Barbara Griffin, John Kavanagh, Garrett Lombard, Barry McGovern, Elizabeth Moynihan, Rory Nolan, Marie Ruane and Stephen Swift.

The creative team includes set designer Michael Pavelka, costume designer Elizabeth Hope Clancy, lighting designer Mick Hughes and sound designer Denis Clohessy.

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