The Loman Family Picnicby Donald Margulies
The Arena Stage at Theater! Theatre!
May 10th - June 3rd, 2012
Jill Westerby, Jason Glick, Bryce Earhart, Dylan Earhart and Sara Fay Goldman
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
The Ida Toff / Joseph & Celia Tushin Fund of the OJCF
The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation's
It's 1965 and we are in Brooklyn, New York.
Herbie sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid;
Doris, his wife, tells herself repeatedly (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress;
Stewie, their older son, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts;
all the while Mitchell, 11, notes parallels between his family and Arthur Miller's fictional Loman Family.
This hysterically funny drama of a 1960's Jewish family coming apart at the seams as their son becomes a Bar Mitzvah includes Willy! a heartwarming musical based on Death of a Salesman.