By February 29, 2016 Read More →

StageView: Review of Prospect Theatre’s Death of A Salesman

Prospect Theater Project is presenting Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and they have done an extraordinary job. Director David Barbaree tapped into his creativity when selecting his cast and crew. The set was beautiful and the black box style theater gave it a close and comfortable essence. The cast, as follows, Willy Loman, portrayed by Jack Souza; Linda Loman, portrayed by Jenni Abbott; Biff Loman, portrayed by Joel Morrison; Happy Loman, portrayed by Josh Palafox; Uncle Ben, portrayed by Tom Solomon; Charley, as portrayed by Michael Hewitt; Bernard, as portrayed by Andrew Brown; Howard Wagner, as portrayed by Michael Houston; Stanley, as portrayed by James Kusy; Miss Forsythe, as portrayed by Amanda Schemmel; Letta, as portrayed by Lexi Silva; and Miss Francis, as portrayed by Katherine Zagone all deserve a standing ovation and an endless round of applause for their flawless acting and emotional performance. This show will have you laughing one minute, and crying the next. I personally felt the aching pain in  Willy, Linda, Biff and Happy and their personal struggles. These actors did an exceptional job and deserve the highest praise. I do not want to ruin the storyline for you all, but I do want to urge you all to come and see this beautiful presentation of Death of a Salesman. Death of a Salesman will continue playing until March 12th and is $20 at the door; I advise you to call ahead and make reservations because this amazing show will sell out! As an avid lover and supporter of theater, I took classes where I personally have studied and dissected this script, and I have seen the ins and outs, this was one of the most heartfelt showings I have personally encountered and I want to extend my most sincere congratulations to the cast, crew, designers and managers on an absolute hit. I couldn’t imagine this cast doing a better job. If you are interested in future showings here at Prospect Theater Project, you can visit their website at, or you can find them on Facebook! The theater is located at 1214 K Street in downtown Modesto. The theater also offers script readings, which is equally as entertaining and relates back to a book club type agenda. We, as a town, should all come together and really support our local artists whether they be actors, painters, musicians or crews, this is a beautiful thing that we can not let slip away. It’s emotional and raw, and this performance reminded me how special this art is. I would like to also extend my personal thank you to Prospect Theater Project for their hospitality and for putting on a beautiful show and allowing me to sit in on their show. I cannot wait to see more!



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