CASA 0101 Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is a rare and exciting opportunity for the Boyle Heights community to witness this timeless play performed by a primarily Latino cast. Written in 1949, the play follows the Loman family’s struggles with the declining mental health and diminishing career prospects of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman. Death of a Salesman is regarded as a classic of American theatre and a commentary on the elusive American Dream. It explores themes such as the value of hard work, the pursuit of success, and the importance of family and relationships, while also delving into the complicated relationship between fathers and sons.
The decision to cast primarily Latino actors for this play was made to provide opportunities for underrepresented actors, while also showcasing the diversity of talent within the Latino community. By bringing this classic American play to a predominantly Latino neighborhood like Boyle Heights, CASA 0101 Theatre highlights the significance of representation and inclusivity in the arts.
The Producer of the show, Emmanuel Deleage, expressed his excitement for this production, noting that the play explores universal themes that are relatable to everyone. The play’s themes of the struggle for success, the challenge of facing reality, the importance of family, and the desire to control one’s fate will resonate deeply with audiences of all backgrounds.
Don’t miss this six-week run of Death of a Salesman at CASA 0101 Theatre’s newly dedicated Gloria Molina Auditorium. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. from June 9 to July 16, 2023. For more information, please visit www.casa0101.org.