News: "Death of a Salesman" sequel "Mrs. Loman" Continues Through Nov. 20
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“Death of a Salesman is such an important play of the American canon,” notes playwright Barbara Cassidy. “While having great admiration for it, I have always had immense trouble with the female characters and the misogyny. I decided I wanted to make a play about a Linda Loman who becomes a very different person after Willy’s death. Mrs. Loman is a play which, in Juvenalian satirical fashion, struggles with the world - first, Miller’s fictional world, then, our historical past, and ultimately, the here and now."
Barbara Cassidy’s plays have been performed at The Flea Theater, Margo Jones Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, JACK, Dixon Place, Little Theater, and Bric Studios. Cassidy, who holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College, was a 2021 RUC Resident, a 2015 MacDowell Fellow and a 2010-2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident. Cassidy is co-creator and co-director of Seeing Rape at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as a New Georges Affiliated Artist and a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.
Mrs. Loman stars Monique Vukovic (Vandy in Drama Desk Award nominee Peter & Vandy, God’s Ear at The Vineyard) in the title role, with Linda Jones as Esther, Hartley Parker as Happy, Matt “Ugly” McGlade as Biff, Ara Celia Butler as Lena, Patricia Marjorie as 2022 Woman, Jerry Ferris as Charlie, and Joe Gregori as Bernard. The production team includes Mike Cassedy (original compositions), Brian Aldous (lighting), Ava Burckhardt (costumes), Patricia Marjorie (props), Christopher and Justin Swader (backdrop design), Max Mooney (intimacy coordinator) and Sean Griffin (fight choreographer).
Mrs. Loman runs November 5-20, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm (Note: there are no performances November 10th and 11th). The Tank is located at 312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in midtown Manhattan. All attendees must show proof of Covid vaccination and remain masked on site. Tickets can be purchased for $17.14 - $27.55 including fees at thetanknyc.org.