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
Awarded with the Friedrich-Luft-Preis 2017 of the Berliner Morgenpost
Premiere 17 March 2017, Deutsches Theater
Ulrich MatthesWilly Loman
Olivia GrigolliLinda Loman
Jeremy MockridgeBiff Loman
Niklas WetzelHappy Loman
Moritz GroveHoward Wagner
Ulrich MatthesOnkel Ben