Playwright Eleanor Burgess (THE NICETIES) brings her gift for sharp dialogue and spirited debate to WIFE OF A SALESMAN, influenced by interviews with her grandmothers in addition to the work of Arthur Miller. This world premiere co-presented with Milwaukee Rep is sure to be the must-see theatrical event of the spring!
An iconic drama. An imagined meeting. A recentering of where “attention must be paid.”
What if a 1950shousewife from a particularly well-known American play drove from Brooklyn to Boston to confront her husband’s mistress? Would the encounter be explosive? Or would the two womendiscover they have more in common than one might assume? Taking inspiration from Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, this world premiere play imagines how a potentially combustible confrontation brings themes of marriage, duty and division to the surface—and the ways in which the world has, and hasn’t, changed across generations.
Content Warning:Thisproduction contains strong language, mild violence, and discussion of pregnancy and abortion.
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April 4th, 2022 | Pop Queens: A Concert Celebrating Women of Radio throughout the 21st Century
PERFORMING LIVE IN THE NICHOLS THEATRE & STREAMED LIVE ONLINE MONDAY, APRIL 4TH AT 7PM
Did you know that Dolly Parton wrote Jolene and I Will Always Love You in one night? Or that Carole King was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice? We’re capping off our stellar run of Wife of a Salesman with a high-energy concert devoted to the queens of popular music. An all-Chicago lineup of musicians takes you through the hits from the 1940’s to today that shaped music as we know it. Featuring vocalists Teressa LaGamba, Jacquelyn Jones, and Caitlin Dobbins and musicians Harper Caruso, Lior Shragg, and Kara Olander. Join us as we pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to some of pop music's most influential women.