ON STAGE: Marty Elliott and Andrew de Waard during rehearsals for the upcoming Death Of A Salesman shows to be played at Jetty Memorial Theatre.
ON STAGE: Marty Elliott and Andrew de Waard during rehearsals for the upcoming Death Of A Salesman shows to be played at Jetty Memorial Theatre.

Talent shines in a classic play

CHATS Productions will present Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at the Jetty Memorial Theatre from July 15.

The play is a modern classic and has attracted the talents of many of Coffs Coast's finest actors, including Marty Elliott and Andrew de Waard who are playing the roles of Biff and Happy, the sons of the unfortunate Willy Loman, the "salesman" of the title.

Written in 1949 by American playwright Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman examines the themes of family, society and self dreams and doubt which are all as relevant and poignant today as when first written. The play has received numerous awards from the Pulitzer Prize for Drama to a Tony Award for Best Play.

Since its Broadway debut in 1949, which ran for 742 performances, it has been regularly revived.

Of this local CHATS production, director Rex Madigan said, "I have been so lucky to gather such a fine bunch of performers; this is a play that stretches everyone, but the experience is well worth all the effort."

Death of a Salesman opens at the Jetty Memorial Theatre July 15, tickets $25 adults, $22 concession. Special All-Tix-$20 shows on Sunday July 19 at 2pm and Wednesday July 22 at 8pm. Box office 6652 8088 or http://www.jettytheatre.com.



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