THEATER MITU'S

Genre: Drama
by Arthur Miller, Conceived and Directed by Ruben Polendo

When you look in the mirror, are you the person you dreamt you would be? What happened, and is it too late? Can you accept failure, and move past it to new hope? These are the questions at the core of Theater MituÕs groundbreaking production of 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller. Exploring an American classic allows audiences to experience Mitu's hyper-theatrical vision and rigorously physical aesthetic realized upon what many think of as one of our 'most familiar' works--and, in so doing, see it anew. With a relentlessly physical style that seamlessly fuses vaudeville, Japanese Noh and Butoh, innovative object puppetry, original music, and conceptual design, this production breathes new contemporary relevence into Miller's iconic work. Come and find out why Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls Mitu's work "outside the boundaries of standard Western drama...an exciting, fresh theatre-going experience."

Theatre Mitu's "Death of a Salesman"
Conceived and Directed: Rubˇn Polendo
Dramaturgy: Chris Mills
Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
Costume Design: Candida K. Nichols
Sound Design: Alex Hawthorn
Mask Design: Lori Petermann
Object Design: Sanaz Ghajarrahimi
Original Music: Ellen Reid
Production Manager: Leighton Mitchell
Stage Manager: Hilary Austin*

Performers: Justin Nestor, Emily Davis, Dylan Dawson* & Nathan Elam
With the voices of: Bryce D. Howard*, Jenni-Lynn Brick*, Ryan West*, Ben Fox*, Aysan ‚elik*, Nathan Baesel*, Mark D. Schultz, & Jason Lew*

Assistant Director: Dan Waldron
Directing/Design Assistant: John Robichau
*appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
About the Company: Theater Mitu

Since its inception in 1997, Theater Mitu has presented works at theaters nationally and internationally, including New York Theatre Workshop, The Public, INTAR, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, A.C.T., McCarter, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep and Patravadi Theater (Bangkok). Past productions include Four Saints in Mexico (inspired by G. Stein) Above All... (inspired by Chekhov). Hamletmachine (inspired by H. Muller), The Apostle Project, The Shakespeare Project (adaptation of Macbeth and King Lear), The Noh Cycle, The Tutor (based on texts by Brecht and Büchner) and an acclaimed re-envisioning of Death of A Salesman. For more information visit www.theatermitu.org

Open:   10/22/08
Close:   11/01/09

Schedule:
October 22nd 7:30pm
October 23rd 7:30pm±
October 24th 7:30pm
October 25th 1:30pm & 7:30pm
October 27th 7:30pm±
October 28th 7:30pm
October 29th 7:30pm
October 30th 7:30pm
October 31st 7:30pm
November 1st 1:30pm & 7:30pm

± talkback following performance

Theater:   14th St. Y Theater
Address:   344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors. Group discounts for 8 or more
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Company: Theater Mitu         Official Web Site: theatermitu.org