Sequim theater slates auditions for Miller play

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts has announced open auditions for an upcoming production of “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller.

Auditions will be at 6 p.m. this coming Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the theater, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Auditioners will be asked to do a cold read from the script. Auditions are open to everyone and no appointments are necessary.

The show will run from Feb. 8-24. Performance times will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

The iconic story revolves around the last days of salesman Willy Loman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness.

Through a series of soul-searching revelations, Miller shows how Loman’s quest for the American Dream kept him blind to the people who truly loved him.

“Death of a Salesman” is “a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theater,” organizers said.

Auditions are for the following characters:

• Willy Loman: A salesman in his mid-60s, unstable, insecure and self-deluded.

• Linda Loman: Willy’s loyal and loving wife.

• Biff Loman: Willy’s elder son.

• Harold “Happy” Loman: Willy’s younger son.

• Charley: Willy’s somewhat wise-cracking yet kind and understanding neighbor.

• Bernard: Charley’s son.

• Jenny: Charley’s secretary.

• Uncle Ben: Willy’s older brother who became a diamond tycoon after a detour to Africa.

• The Woman: “Miss Francis,” with whom Willy cheated on Linda.

• Howard Wagner: Willy’s boss.

• Stanley: A waiter.

• Miss Forsythe: A girl Happy picks up at the restaurant.

• Letta: Miss Forsythe’s friend.

Anyone who can’t take part in auditions during the scheduled times is invited to call 360-683-7326 to make alternate arrangements.

OTA is also looking for creative people to fill out the production team. This is a production with very interesting possibilities for set, lighting and costume design elements among other creative opportunities, organizers said.

Contact Olympic Theatre Arts at 360-683-7326 for more information.

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