Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Auditions in Wimberley for Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Wimberley Players, December 12 and 14
Audition Notice – Death of a Salesman; casting 8 men and 5 women.
The Wimberley Players are auditioning for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Aaron Johnson, on December 12th and 14th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, with callbacks on December 16th, also from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Actors are encouraged but not required to prepare a dramatic monologue of up to two minutes in length from an American drama from the last sixty years. Sides from the script will also be available for cold readings. Callbacks will consist entirely of cold readings. To make an appointment for an audition and/or to check out a copy of the script, please contact executive producer Adam Witko (firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com).
Wimberley Players: 450 Old Kyle Rd. Wimberley, TX: (click for map: www.wimberleyplayers.org/directions.html).
Performances: February 8th – March 3rd; Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 2:30pm.
Contacts: Adam Witko, Executive Producer: (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Aaron Johnson, Director: (email@example.com).
Synopsis: Willy Loman, an aging traveling salesman, returns early from a business trip after nearly crashing his car. Willy’s wife, Linda, encourages him to ask his boss for a local office job at the New York headquarters. Willy's son, Biff, has just returned home from working as a farmhand in the West. Willy thinks Biff could easily be rich and successful, but that he is wasting his talents and needs to get on track. Biff learns that Willy has been having flashbacks and talking to imagined people as if they were real. He decides to stay close to home and help his dad. The next day Willy meets with his boss, but rather than receiving a transfer to the New York office, Willy is fired. In the meantime, we learn that Biff's plans have gone awry, and that the man he was counting on for a business loan wouldn’t even see him. Biff struggles to explain what happened to his father. Willy tries to pretend it isn’t true and starts “daydreaming” again. His two sons ditch him at a restaurant, but when they return home, they find their mother waiting for them, fuming mad. A massive argument erupts with Biff finally admitting he is a failure and can’t live up to his father's expectations. Willy, finally coming to terms with being a failure, commits suicide so that his family can collect the life insurance money.
Click to view character descriptions at AustinLiveTheatre.com