Death of a Salesman Opens at the St. Louis Black Rep Wednesday

Theater stalwart Ron Himes plays Willy

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Ron Himes will play Willy in Death of a Salesman.

In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is reaching the end of his career as a traveling salesman, and there's not much to show for it. Despite working hard his whole life, Willy never achieved the elusive American dream and his sons, Biff and Happy, are struggling as well. Is it all just a bill of goods?

The Black Rep (Edison Theatre at Washington University, 6645 Forsyth Boulevard, University City; 314-935-6543, theblackrep.org) stages the Arthur Miller play that's as incisive as it was when it premiered in 1942. And theater stalwart Ron Himes, who plays Willy, is especially ready for the role. In November, he starred as Willy in the Nebraska Repertory Theater's production. Tickets are $15 to $50. Showtimes vary by day.

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Rosalind Early

Rosalind is the editor-in-chief of the Riverfront Times. She formerly worked for Washington University's alumni magazine and St. Louis Magazine. In 2018, she was selected as a Rising Leader of Color by the Theatre Communications Group. In 2014, she was selected as an Emerging Leader by FOCUS St. Louis. Her work...
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