Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is one of the best-known plays of the last century, Jack W. Hill writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section. Surely the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is performing the classic theatrical piece for, if not the umpteenth time, at least for a second go-round?
Nope. The Rep has never done the play, which won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Bob Hupp, producing artistic director at the Rep, notes that the only time the theater has done any Miller play, it was All My Sons, about a decade ago.
Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more about the show to be presented as Miller wrote it with no modifications. Hupp says: “We’re not modernizing it in any way, not setting it in any different era; we’re letting the text come to life and speak for itself.”