Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Death of a Salesman,"has been chosen to be the first dramatic presentation in the new Campus Theatre.
The play will be presented March 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 in the new theater. Rehearsals will begin Feb.1.Because of the time lapse between semesters, any ASB member interested in auditioning for a part should contact George Stoughton, theater arts instructor during exam week.
The play is "prolay the most respected drama in America today" stated Stoughton. Arthur Miller became famous overnight with the premiere of the play. The merits of the play were conceded even by stern critics with five awards, including the Drama Critics Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize.
The story is that of a salesman who seeks to find out why he has failed to finds success and happiness in life. The story about Willy Loman (the salesman) plainly involves a failure of values in the world around him. He naively succumbs to success-worship, to the belief that a jolly locker room personality is a substitute for solid accomplishment.
"Miller's play gives a responsible view of life. It's not a pretty picture, but an accurate one of men and women in the struggle of everyday life," said Stoughton.