Athens Review, Athens, Texas

September 27, 2013

‘Death of a Salesman’

HCPAC presents this Pulitzer Prize winner

Special to the Review
The Athens Review

Athens — The Henderson County Performing Arts Center with co-producer Alma Lee Land and Cattle Company, announces the opening of the Arthur Miller classic, “Death of a Salesman.” 

The show, a multiple Broadway Tony winner and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. 

Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him.  It is a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

The cast is made up of veterans of the HCPAC stage.  The role of Willy Loman is played by Dennis Gilmore, Linda Loman is played by Suellen van der Colff, the two sons, Biff and Happy, are played by Kirk Corley and Beau Humble.  The rest of the cast is: Mark Roberts (Ben), Bob Schoonover (Charley), Aaron Lemmon (Bernard), John Smith (Howard), Natalie Rosser (The Woman), Cassandra Schwantes (Miss Forsythe), Anita Joblin (Letta), Sue Oates (Jenny) and Garrett Smith (Stanley).  

The show is directed by Karen Gilmore and the stage management is handled by Sue Oats.  Costumes were by Margi Hill and technical support was provided by Gary McDonald, Dana Lynch, Marcia Colbert Tarrance and Paige Austin.

Set design is by Dennis Gilmore, Gary McDonald and Dana Lynch, while Lighting Design is by Marcia Colbert Tarrance. Sound Design is by Gary McDonald, rounding  out the technical personnel.

The show runs Oct. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 903-675-3908 or on-line at 

Non-subscriber tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students.  The show is rated Theatre PG-13 for strong language.