Death of a Salesman by 4CT, Feb. 8 -10

4 Community Theatre will perform Arthur Miller’s classic play, Death of a Salesman, on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Orono Middle School auditorium, at and on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2. Orono Middle School is located at 800 Old Crystal Bay Rd. (north of Highway 12). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling 952-449-8302, or online at www.4communitytheatre.org.

Thomas Biernat, left, and Rick Strobel, in the back, play Willy’s sons Biff and Happy in the 4 Community Theatre production of “Death of a Salesman”. In this scene, they are having a confrontation with their father, played by Roger Ezell (right). (Sun staff photo by Linda Herkenhoff.)

Thomas Biernat, left, and Rick Strobel, in the back, play Willy’s sons Biff and Happy in the 4 Community Theatre production of “Death of a Salesman”. In this scene, they are having a confrontation with their father, played by Roger Ezell (right). (Sun staff photo by Linda Herkenhoff.)

Performances previously advertised for the Rockford High School have been cancelled.

Jack Neveaus, the production’s director, says that the play depicts a theme that is timeless and had as much meaning and relevance today as it did when it was written over six decades ago. In it, Willy Loman is forced to examine the cost of putting his profession as a salesman first when he’s no longer considered to be at the top of his game and becomes expendable. This in not only Willy’s story, but his family’s as well.

Death of a Salesman won both the Pulitzer and Tony in 1949. Gritty, hard-hitting performances will make the theater event one to see and remember. This show is appropriate for adults and students.

4CT (for the community theater) is based in Orono and includes actors, singers, dancers and musicians from the entire metro area. Talents range from performance and promotions, to costuming and set design. Summers at 4CT include a musical production, and the 2013 selection is Camelot with auditions in April. Please see the web site for additional information.

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