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presents
the weston Playhouse theatre Company production of
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
By arthur Miller
Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the
Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program
and the six New England state arts agencies.
This performance is made possible in part by Hopkins Center Members, Patricia S. and Robert A.
Levinson 1946 Fund in Support of the Hopkins Center’s Visiting Artists Program, Kenneth 1952 and
Ellen Roman Fund in support of the Hopkins Center Visiting Performing Artists Program.
Cosponsored by
American Sign Language Interpreted
friday & saturday, october 1 & 2, 2010 • 8 pm
The Moore Theater • Dartmouth College
program
(in order of appearance)
Willy Loman .................................................................................................................. Christopher Lloyd
Linda Loman ................................................................................................................Amy Van Nostrand
Happy ............................................................................................................................... Nathan Darrow
Biff .......................................................................................................................................Markus Potter
Bernard........................................................................................................................Matt R. Harrington
The Woman ...........................................................................................................................Brandy Zarle
Charley ............................................................................................................................... Munson Hicks
Uncle Ben ..................................................................................................................................Philip Kerr
Howard/Stanley ................................................................................................................ David Bonanno
Jenny/Letta ................................................................................................................... Elizabeth Morton
Miss Forsythe ......................................................................................................................... Beth Hylton
There will be one 15-minute intermission
DEATH OF A SALESMAN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
The Actors and Production Stage Manager are Members of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
aBoUT THE pLaYWrIgHT
arthur Miller playwright was born in Manhattan 742 performances and garnering Miller a Pulitzer
in 1915 and his family moved to Brooklyn in the Prize. Miller’s other plays include The Crucible
early 1930s when the Depression plunged them (1953), A View from the Bridge (1955), After the
into great financial difficulty. Upon graduating Fall (1964) and The Price (1968). He won seven
from the University of Michigan in 1938, Miller Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, an Obie Award,
returned to New York and pursued a career as a the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement
writer. His 1947 play, All My Sons, debuted to Award, the National Book Award, the Medal for
positive critical reviews and established him as a Distinguished Contribution to American Letters,
significant voice in American theatre. Two years and the Jerusalem Award. Arthur Miller died
later Death of a Salesman premiered, running for in 2005.
aBoUT THE arTISTS
David Bonanno Howard/Stanley has spent Copenhagen, Arsenic and Old Lace and Leave It
twenty-some seasons at the Playhouse…but To Jane. Over the years he has appeared on
who’s counting? Memorable productions include Broadway a dozen times, Off Broadway, and in
Stones in His Pockets, The Full Monty, Ragtime, most of the regional theatres across the country.
Of Mice And Men, Chicago and Floyd Collins, as As a director, he has staged shows Off Broadway
well as writing and directing countless Act IV and at many regional theaters. He lives outside
Cabarets. David was in the original Broadway of Brattleboro, VT with his wife and assorted
company of The Light In The Piazza, the Chicago pets and was on the board of directors for
companies of Ragtime and Lend Me A Tenor, and the acquisition of the Latchis Theatre by the
the National Tour of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Brattleboro Arts Initiative.
Now Change. He has been seen regionally at
The Goodman, Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep Beth Hylton Miss Forsythe is pleased to make
and Delaware Theatre Company. David recently her Weston Playhouse debut in Death Of A
appeared in She Loves Me at The Westport Salesman. Most recently Beth appeared as
Country Playhouse, directed by Mark Lamos. Melissa in The Savannah Disputation at Olney
Theatre Center and as Nora in A Doll’s House at
nathan Darrow Happy Broadway: In The Next Gulfshore Playhouse. Favorite roles include
Room or The Vibrator Play (LCT). Off Broadway: Amanda in Private Lives at Pittsburgh Irish and
Major Barbara (Roundabout); Trade, Paternity Classical Theatre, Kyra in Skylight at Raleigh’s
(Cherry Lane). Regional: Translations, Taking Summer Nights Festival, Catharine in Suddenly
Sides, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Kansas Last Summer at the Hippodrome and Ann Girard
City Actors Theatre); Henry V, Romeo and Juliet in the Kennedy Center production of Mister
(HASF); To Kill A Mockingbird (KC Rep); Roberts. Other regional credits include Ford’s
Much Ado About Nothing (Berkeley Rep); The Theatre, Folger Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory,
Pillowman, The Little Dog Laughed (Unicorn Woolly Mammoth, and Everyman Theatre.
Theatre); Magnetic North (Public Theatre-ME). Training: MFA UNC-Chapel Hill.
Film: Civil War Stories.
Philip Kerr Uncle Ben is an honors graduate of
Matt R. Harrington Bernard is a recent graduate Harvard and trained at LAMDA. A veteran of six
of New York University’s Graduate Acting Broadway shows, he also appeared Off Broadway
Program where he performed in The Importance at the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, CSC,
of Being Earnest, The Three Sisters, Bus Stop, the Manhattan Theatre Club, Carnegie Hall and
The Constant Wife, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Public Theatre. He played leading roles
and the original clown show, Back. Other credits at most of the finer LORT theatres across the
include Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Syracuse country and is the recipient of Chicago’s
Stage), Julius Caesar and Zastrozzi: The Master of Jefferson Award. He is pleased to return for an
Discipline (7th Sign Theatre Company) and the eleventh season at Weston, where previous
stage adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial (Full Circle work has included acting/directing works by
Theatre Company). TV: The Good Wife, Gravity. Shakespeare, Molière, Wilde, and a few musicals.
This is Matt’s Weston Playhouse debut. He continues as Director of the White Creek
Theatre Collective and learning from his talented
Munson Hicks Charley last appeared at Weston students.
in A Number in 2007. Prior to that he was in
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Christopher Lloyd Willy Loman began his Company, California Shakespeare, and many
theatre career at the Weston Playhouse in 1964 others. Artistic Director: NewYorkRep. Training:
and returned in 1990 to play Sherlock Holmes MFA, Columbia University.
opposite his brother Sam. He won Obie and
Drama Desk awards for Kaspar, starred in the amy van nostrand Linda Loman NY: O’Neill –
Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The Hothouse, Lambs Theatre – The God Com-
Morning’s At Seven, in Twelfth Night for mittee, Pearl Theatre – Dance With Me. Regional:
Shakespeare in the Park, Center Stage’s Waiting Trinity Rep, Guthrie, Williamstown, Shakespeare
for Godot, and Off Broadway’s Trumbo. Film Theatre, Huntington, George Street, Westport
credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Berkshire
the Back to the Future and Addams Family series, Playwrights Lab, People’s Light, Pittsburgh
Star Trek III and Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Public, Chautauqua Theater Company. Film:
Wit. Christopher won 2 Emmys as Jim Ignatowski Bereft, Outside Providence, Partners in Crime,
on TV’s Taxi and another for Disney’s Road to Execution of Justice, Deception, Ghost Town.
Avonlea. TV: Law & Order, Chappelle’s Show, The Practice,
Frasier, L.A. Law, Vietnam War Stories, The Flood.
elizabeth Morton Jenny/Letta Regional: To Kill Others: BA Theatre Arts – Brown University. First
a Mockingbird (Intiman Theatre), dark play or Kaplan Fellow – Trinity Rep/company member 8
stories for boys (Humana Festival, ATL), The seasons. Coast Playhouse: Colorado Catechism
Member of the Wedding (Westport Country – Dramalogue Award; Outstanding Performance.
Playhouse), How I Learned to Drive (Actors Member of The Actors Center. Emeritus member,
Theatre of Louisville). New York: Sake with the WTPC Board of Directors.
Haiku Geisha (Gotham Stage Company), The
Fearless (Summer Play Festival at Theatre Row), Brandy Zarle The Woman International Tour:
Girl Talk (Barrow Group), The Mooncalf Cinderella (w/ Lea Salonga) Original Cast Album.
(Abingdon Theatre Company), “Project Shaw” Off Broadway: Once Around The City, Second
reading series (Gingold Theatrical Group). Film: Stage; What You Will, Connelly. Regional: Maggie
Forty Shades of Blue. Television: Louie, Law & in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Portland Center Stage;
Order, L&O SVU, L&O Criminal Intent, The Title Role in Mary Stuart, Baltimore Center Stage.
Education of Max Bickford. BS in Theatre, Other Theatres: VSC, St. Louis Rep, Huntington,
University of Evansville. Narrator for Recorded ACT, BTF, ATL, Utah Shakespeare, Barrington
Books. Stage Company, Weston Playhouse and Yale Rep.
Best Actress 2003 in Mary Stuart by Best of
Markus Potter Biff New York and Regional: As Baltimore Magazine. Member Actors Center.
You Like It (Weston), The Crucible and All’s Well Film: More Harm Than Good, Chekov: Master
That Ends Well (Great Lakes), Edgar in King Lear Teachers. TV: Guiding Light. MFA: Yale Drama,
(Denver Center), Laertes in Hamlet and the world BFA: SMU.
premieres of Roads That Lead Here and The New
New (Guthrie), Demetrius in A Midsummer steve stettler director is the WPTC’s Resident
Night’s Dream (Long Wharf), US premiere of The Producing Director, guiding the theatre’s artistic
York Realist (Studio Theatre, DC) and leading and strategic growth from its year-round office in
roles in productions at American Conservatory Weston. His WPTC directing credits include The
Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Chautauqua Theatre Light in the Piazza, A Number and the fall tour of
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Metamorphoses. A former Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Symphony and Baltimore Symphony
Obie-winning TNT/The New Theatre of Brooklyn, orchestras as well as concert lighting for Kathleen
Steve has directed in New York, regionally on Battle at Carnegie Hall. At Weston, Stuart has
both coasts and internationally. He taught acting designed lighting for over a dozen productions
for the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater including tours of Falsettos, Master Harold...and
Institute for many years and has frequently the boys, and Of Mice and Men. He is also the
adjudicated for the American College Theatre company’s managing director.
Festival and Vermont State Drama Festival.
A longtime site reporter for the National Kirche Leigh Zeile costume designer Off
Endowment for the Arts, he has served as a Broadway credits include Amazons and Their
panelist for the NEA and the Vermont Arts Men and The Last Word. Regionally, she has
Council. Steve is currently a member of the Board designed for the Weston Playhouse, Syracuse
of Directors of the National Alliance for Musical Stage, Southern Rep, Pennsylvania Shakespeare
Theatre and he co-chairs the Committee for its Festival, Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival,
annual Festival of New Musicals in NYC. and the Sharon Playhouse. She designs for
numerous theatre companies and is an affiliated
timothy R. Mackabee scenic designer For artist with Clubbed Thumb, an Obie award-
Weston: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Death of A winning downtown theatre company in NYC.
Salesman, Rent, No Child…. NYC: Good Ol’ Girls, She is an assistant professor at Marymount
Mel & El: Show & Tell (Ars Nova), Single Black Manhattan College and was listed as a Young
Female, Tell Out My Soul & Vrooommm! (SPF), Designer to Watch in Entertainment Design
Trout Stanley (Culture Project), Gorilla Man (P.S. Magazine, October 2004. She holds an MFA
122), Those Who Can, Do (Clubbed Thumb). from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Dance: Doug Varone’s Alchemy (Joyce), Raw,
Beyond The Red (National Tour) and Seed, all for Daniel Kluger composer/sound designer Enjoy
Cedar Lake Dance. Regional: Yale Rep, Asolo (The Play Co.), The Temperamentals (Daryl Roth/
Rep, Florida Stage, Philadelphia Theater Co., MAN underdog), Welcome to Yuba City (Pig Iron
Northern Stage. Associate Set Designer for the Theatre Company), The Oldsmobiles (The Flea
Broadway and International Companies of Fela!. Theatre), Peter Pan (Arden Theatre Company),
BFA: North Carolina School of the Arts, MFA: Dov & Ali (Playwrights Realm), Jailbait (Cherry
Yale School of Drama. Lane), Whore, The Ones That Flutter (SPF/The
Public Theatre), Hardly Wonder (Columbia
stuart Duke lighting designer In a career University), The Americans (Juilliard), Melissa
spanning 30 years, Stuart has designed lighting Arctic, Heartbreak House, A Murder, A Mystery
for numerous New York productions, including and A Marriage (Two River Theatre Company),
Off Broadway’s The Rothschilds, Little Me and jon The Persians (People’s Light & Theatre),
and jen. His extensive regional credits include Metamorphoses (Weston Playhouse), The Dining
Paper Mill Playhouse, The Huntington Theatre Room (Keen Company), Platonov, Uncle Vanya
Company, Portland Stage, McCarter Theatre, (Lake Lucille/Brian Mertes).
American Stage Company, D.C.’s Folger
Shakespeare and Studio Theatres, Opera Michael Burnet fight director has been the Fight
Company of Philadelphia, and Indiana Repertory Director for the WPTC since 2001 and is
Theatre. He has designed event lighting for The delighted to be collaborating once again with the
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artists and staff of Weston. He has many NYC & Me A Tenor and her one-woman show, The World
Regional credits both as an actor and/or as fight of Ruth Draper. She has acted on Broadway, Off
director. He is the author of the musical farce, The Broadway and at numerous regional theatres.
Mad Pirate and the Mermaid, and a yet to be Her current passion is performing in the equine
produced drama called The Difference Engine. extravaganza Dancing with Horses.
Proud member of AEA, The Dramatists Guild,
and A.P.T./BADC. Special thanks to Tony Simotes. the weston Playhouse theatre Company,
Love to his wife, Jamie. established in 1937, is the oldest professional
theatre in Vermont and one of the oldest theatres
Kathleen e. Petroziello production stage in the country. Under the leadership of Producing
manager is thrilled to be returning this summer Directors Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve
to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Kathleen has Stettler, the WPTC has become nationally
previously worked on A Number, Cookin’ at the recognized for its artistic excellence and
Cookery and The Mikado at the Weston Education and Outreach programs which serve
Playhouse. Other credits include Joan Dark an annual audience of more than 25,000.
(Goodman Theatre); FAKE, Of Mice and Men, The centerpiece of the theatre’s work is a
Perfect Mendacity (Steppenwolf Theatre summer festival performed in three spaces at
Company); Trust, Our Future Metropolis, Nelson its home in Weston, Vermont. The only New
Algren, Argonautika (Lookingglass Theatre England theatre that tours its region annually, the
Company); Panic, Final Curtain (International WPTC brings classics like A Raisin in the Sun, As
Mystery Festival); and the Chicago productions You Like It and Metamorphoses to adult and
of Altar Boyz and Million Dollar Quartet. Much school audiences each fall. Recipient of the
love to Jason. Moss Hart Award for the Best Production in New
England, the WPTC has been featured in The
Patricia norcia dialect coach has coached New York Times and Wall Street Journal, on
Weston’s productions of The King and I, A playbill.com and National Public Radio, and on
Number, “Master Harold”… and the boys, I Am the web site of the National Endowment for the
My Own Wife, Stones in His Pockets, Blithe Spirit, Arts. westonplayhouse.org
Big River, Doubt, The Light in the Piazza, No
Child…, and As You Like It, among many others. This is Weston Playhouse’s first appearance at the
WPTC acting credits include Master Class, The Hopkins Center.
Most Happy Fella, The Sisters Rosensweig, Lend
WESTon pLaYHoUSE THEaTrE companY
weston Playhouse theatre Company staff
Producing Directors .............................................................Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler
Managing Director ................................................................................................................. Stuart Duke
Director of Development ..................................................................................................Heather Brown
Director of Sales and Marketing ............................................................................. Cathy Bagwell Marsh
Production Manager ........................................................................................................Bridget Sullivan
Office Manager .................................................................................................... Debora Harry-Spencer
Development Associate ........................................................................................................... Sarah Ishu
Scene Designer ......................................................................................................Timothy R. Mackabee
Light Designer ........................................................................................................................ Stuart Duke
Costume Designer ....................................................................................................... Kirche Leigh Zeile
Composer/Sound Designer ................................................................................................ Daniel Kluger
Fight Director ....................................................................................................................Michael Burnet
Production Stage Manager ...................................................................................Kathleen E. Petroziello
Dialect Coach .....................................................................................................................Patricia Norcia
staff for Death of a salesman
Company Manager ..................................................................................................................Jen Levine
Production Assistant .......................................................................................................... Ashley Dumas
Technical Director ................................................................................................................Ryann D. Lee
Lighting Supervisor ............................................................................................................ Brad Peterson
Wardrobe Manager ................................................................................................................Phill Giggey
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Production and Tour of Death of a Salesman is sponsored
by The Vermont Country Store & The Orton Family and Vermont Public Television.
This project is supported by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation.
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is a Constituent of Theatre
Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theatre.
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is a member of The National Alliance for Musical Theatre,
a national service organization dedicated exclusively to musical theatre.
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