Focus on Community/Arts
Peake Players Present Death of a Salesman

Friday, March 14, 2008

WYE MILLS - The Peake Players of Chesapeake College will present Arthur Miller´s classic drama Death of a Salesman, opening March 28th and running for two weekends.

Death of a Salesman is the tragic story of Willy Loman, an aging salesman in the late 1940s, who has spent his life pursuing the elusive American dream. Instead of achieving the success he always expected, however, he finds that his reality is a life of failure and two sons who are a major disappointment to him. As his mind begins to unravel, he slowly but surely loses touch with reality and clings to the better days of the past.

Willy Loman will be portrayed by Raine Lewis, and Tiffany Thomas plays his adoring wife Linda. Their sons, Biff and Happy, are played by John Haas and Wade Garrett, respectively. Nick Roetzel portrays Charlie, the Lomans´ neighbor, and Josh Jordan is his son, Bernard. Lauren Wannemacher appears as The Woman with whom Willie had an affair, and Patrick Fee is Willie´s deceased brother Ben. Also appearing are Tom Sewell as Stanley the waiter, Ricky Bourgeois as Willie´s boss Howard, Abigail Shaffer and Emily Holned as Miss Forsythe and Letta, and Jess Newell as Jenny the secretary.

The show is directed by Chesapeake College Theatre Professor Anita Tecce and Tony Jefferson serves as Assistant Director. Kate Maxwell and Teejay Ford take on the Stage Manager´s duties. Serving as understudies and/or crew are Ryan Finch, Nathan Dickison, Zachary Schlag, Kim Noble, John Kemp, Sara Lipira, Liz Andrew, Samantha Ward, and Anne Marie McLemore. The set was designed and constructed by Dick Peterson, Erica Tecce is the costumer, and Amber Vasquez and Dajuan Groce serve in the tech booth.

Salesman runs March 28th-30th and April 4th-6th. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 P.M. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 P.M. The production takes place in the Todd Performing Arts Center on the Chesapeake College campus. Admission is $12 General Admission and $6 for all students. Reservations are not required - tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Anita Tecce at 410-822-5400, ext. 278.

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