Trinity Rep kick starts its 54th season with the pairing of two dynamic American plays:
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman directed by Brian McEleney
Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene.
Called The American Dream: Then and Now, the pairing of these two shows playing on the same stage with the same actors—sometimes on the same day—sparks dialogue and conversation about race, class, work, and achieving the life you’ve always wanted. The Fall Rep runs September 28 – November 26, 2017.
Cornish Associates is the lead sponsor of the Fall Rep. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.TrinityRep.com, or in person at the theater’s box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence.
Death of a Salesman and Skeleton Crew are plays that harmonize through history. Both works – one by an American theater icon, and the other by an important contemporary theatrical voice – bring distinct, yet complementary, perspectives to the role of the American worker and the quest for the American Dream.
“Everything about Death of a Salesman” excites me,” said director Brian McEleney. “The play is grounded in the specificity of mid-century American experience, but it also aims for and achieves universality. Willy Loman is all of us as we struggle for human dignity. I hope audiences will watch this story of the American Everyman, and see America both as it was and as it still is.”
“Skeleton Crew is specific, cutting, and intimate,” said director Tiffany Nichole Greene. “With so much focus on those who ‘succeed,’ we forget the many below, supporting the structures we proudly climb. This play takes the time to focus on the base of the pyramid, not the point, and not with pity, but with a critical eye. I hope audiences remember these people once they leave.”
Trinity Rep’s 54th season is sponsored by the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Cornish Associates is the lead sponsor of the Fall Rep.