News from The Palace Theater

(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) “Death of a Salesman” will be produced by The Palace Players, Hamilton’s community theater group, and directed by Alessandro Trinca. Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize winning play will be Monday, Oct. 15 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Rehearsals will take place from mid-January up to performances, March 22 and 23.

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed to all actors after casting is completed. Due to the season in which these rehearsals will take place it will be imperative that all actors commit and attend their specified rehearsal dates. When attending auditions be prepared to read from selected sides of the play.

The characters in the play include: Willy Loman- a traveling salesman who has worked for the Wagner firm for 34 years. He is now 61 years old and has been taken off salary and put on straight commission; Linda Loman- Willy’s wife who loves him in spite of all his difficulties; Biff Loman- Willy’s oldest son who was once a high school football star with several scholarship opportunities, but who for the last fourteen years has been “unable to find himself”; Happy Loman- Willy’s youngest son who works in a department store and has his own apartment in another section of town; Charley- a longtime friend of Willy’s who has loaned him money every month ever since Willy was placed on straight commission; Bernard- Charley’s son who was Biff’s childhood friend, and is now a very successful lawyer; Uncle Ben- Willy’s older brother who became tremendously wealthy, now nine months passed, and only appears through Willy’s illusions; Howard Wagner- The son of the owner of the Wagner Company, who is responsible for placing Willy on straight commission; Jenny- Charley’s secretary; The Woman- a woman with whom Willy has an affair; Stanley- a young waiter ; Miss Forsythe and Letta- two women Happy picks up at the restaurant.

Please let us know of your interest by calling Patricia von Mechow, The Palace Theater, 19 Utica St. at 824.1420.

By martha

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