AUDITIONS: Death of a Salesman

Direction: Yvonne Copley
Audition Date: 20th July at 14h00.
Audition Venue: Milnerton Playhouse
To secure your spot or for more info connect with Yvonne yvonne@yvonnefinch.com
083 441 9937

Milnerton Playhouse is an amateur theatre and there is no payment for any role.

Message from Yvonne

My aim is for this production to be a memory making experience for all involved, including our audience. It is a complicated play with many layers for us to explore and I hope the entire cast and crew will gain much personally from the magic created.

CHARACTERS

Willy Loman (60ish) An aging salesman.
He suffers from depression and anxiety as a result of his dissipating career, his estranged relationship with his oldest son, Biff, and his guilt over an extramarital affair. As the play progresses, Willy loses the ability to distinguish between the present and his memories of the past.
Linda Loman (60ish) Willy Loman’s wife.
She is Willy’s champion and takes it upon herself to reconcile her family. She will protect Willy at all costs, even if she must perpetuate his fantasies and deny his suicidal behaviour.
Biff Loman (30ish) The Lomans’ older son.
Biff has been estranged from Willy for over 15 years, during which time he has not been able to hold a steady job. Biff is the only member of the family who knows about Willy’s affair, and he resents his father bitterly.
Happy Loman (30ish) The Lomans’ younger son.
Happy is a womaniser driven by his sexuality. He works as an assistant but exaggerates his position and his authority.
Uncle Ben (60-70ish) Willy’s older brother.
He made a fortune in the African jungle by the time he was 21years old. He once offered Willy a job in Alaska. Ben appears in the play only in Willy’s memories and fantasies and in our production will be on film.
Charley (60-70ish) A long-time acquaintance of the Lomans.
Charley supplies Willy with a weekly loan once Willy is put on straight commission, and he repeatedly offers him a job. Charlie is a true friend to Willy, even though Willy is jealous of him. Charley appears in Willy’s memories, as well as in the actions of the present.
Bernard (30ish) Charley’s son.
He provided Biff with answers while they were in high school and attempted to help Biff study so that he would graduate, even though Willy and Biff would criticize him. He is a successful lawyer. Bernard appears in Willy’s memories, as well as in the present.
The Woman (35-50ish)
Willy’s former lover, with whom he had an affair many years ago in Boston. She appears only in Willy’s memories and fantasies; however, as the play
progresses, Willy has difficulty distinguishing between his memories of the Woman and his memories of Linda.
Howard Wagner (40 to 50ish) Willy’s current boss.
He put Willy on straight commission prior to the play’s beginning, and later he fires him. Howard is a businessman, unaffected by the facts that Willy worked for his father and named him as a child.
Jenny (20-40ish) Charley’s secretary.
Stanley (35 -55ish) A waiter in a restaurant.
Miss Forsythe and Letta (30ish)
Two women that Happy and Biff pick up at the restaurant.