Death of a Salesman
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Lane Savadove
In a distinctive staging that extends the typical Broadway vision, EgoPo's production honors Miller's roots which were the source for his iconic script. Audiences will venture to a diverse working-class neighborhood in 1940's Brooklyn, into the home of the Loman family, to attend Willy's Shiva. Artistic Director, Lane Savadove, faithfully crafted Miller's tragic tale of a fractured family and a man whose American dream does not match his American reality.
Miller was the son of Jewish immigrants who successfully worked their way up in the world from Poland, to the lower east side garment industry, creating the country's 2nd largest women's coat manufacturer. Then the Miller family lost it all in the Depression, retreating across the bridge to Brooklyn. As a teenager he worked, like his uncle and father, as a salesman. Savadove faithfully pays tribute to Miller's working class background and Jewish roots in his production that explores and critiques our capitalist system.
"..this Death of a Salesman radically exceeds typical productions, and asserts EgoPo’s inspiring resistance to treating classics like museum pieces." - Philadelphia City Paper
"Death of a Salesman is often seen as a cultural comment on the American Dream, in EgoPo’s production it is a moving look at a man, his son, and their personal tragedies." - Phindie
"EgoPo’s production deserves to be seen by anyone interested in canonical drama – and how it can be reinvigorated in production. And I’m personally grateful for the opportunity to question my own preconceptions aboutDeath of a Salesman."
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