Curtain Goes Up on Play Actors Give Views on Role

Fullerton College Hornet  - Staff Writer - Friday, March 3rd, 1967

With casting complete for the FJC production of Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman," rehearsals have kept the performers steadily on the go, preparing for performances tonight and tomorrow, and March 9, 10, and 11.

The role of Willy Loman, the p athetic, materialistic-valued salesman is held by Jerry Sy. With a major in theatre arts, Jerry is also kept busy with the responsibilities of married life and a job on the side. He has appeared in such campus productions as "The physicist," "Little Mary Sunshine," "Orpheus Descending,"All My Sons," and "The Crucible." With the Fullerton Footlighters, he appeared in "Auntie Mame," and also has done various children's productions.


Linda, Willy's over-understanding wile is portrayed by Charlotte Moneyhun. After several years of having the occupation of housewife and mother, Charlotte has returned to college. Despite her busy schedual, she is now carrying 19 units with a double major in Theatre Arts and Music, and maintains an 'A' average. Charlctte has participated in the amateur musical theatre in Dallas, Texas, with roles in "South Pacific," and Oklahoma," and more recently she did a reading at Christmas time for the League of University Women.


Biff, the philandering son who sees through his father and dreads the thought of becoming like him, is well cast in Larry Weimer. A 19-year-old sophomore majoring in theatre arts, Larry says that he finds the part difficult because of the great range of emotions involved. In one part he flashes back from the age of 34 to the age of 17 in 30 seconds. Larry is also credited with writing a song especially for the play entitled, "Who Am I," which is presented with the pre-show music.


Hap, the youngest son, who like his father has a warped sense of values, is played by Darrel Pearce, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in theatre arts. Darrel, who is planning an acting career, feels that his part is a great one and very challenging, since the character Hap is completely different from him in real life.

Because of the dedication ceremonies tonight many invitations have been mailed. Ticket requests are being handled through the office of the president. For the remaining performances on March 9, 10, and 11, tickets may be picked up at the Theatre Arts Department box office. Tickets are free for ASB card holders.