German by Volker Schlöndorff and Florian Hopf
"I’m gonna show you and everyone else that Willy Loman did not die in vain. He had a good dream. It’s the only dream you can have – to come out number-one man."
The dream of becoming number one. The dream of happiness, success and fame. The dream of recognition. At the end of a hardworking life, Willy Loman’s dream remains unfulfilled. For 36 years he travelled through the country as a salesman and now it’s all over. His regular clients have moved away or died, his younger colleagues are more efficient, the endless car journeys have become a torment. When he is fired by his new young boss, he plunges into an existential crisis. Loman can see only one way out: suicide, disguised as a car accident, so that his family can cash in on his life insurance policy.
Death of a Salesman is a social tragedy and a story about the loss of identity: Loman becomes a victim of the American dream of success and financial prosperity.
Cooperation with Berlin University of the Arts
Premiere March 17, 2017
Ulrich MatthesWilly Loman
Olivia GrigolliLinda Loman
Benjamin LillieBiff Loman
Camill JammalHappy Loman
Moritz GroveHoward Wagner
Ulrich MatthesOnkel Ben