“Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?”
It’s late at the Loman family house, but no one is sleeping. Tired yet restless, Willy Loman has come home unexpectedly from a business trip to the great concern of his wife and two sons. Willy’s mind has been wandering, bouncing back and forth between his seemingly glorious past, and his very troubled present. Something isn’t right. Over the next day the Loman family will struggle with demons from the past, prospects, success, failure, and, ultimately, the truth. Winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1949, Arthur Miller’s indelible classic about the American Dream, income inequality, mental illness, and identity is just as relevant today as it was when it profoundly shaped the course of American theatre over 70 years ago.