Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Death of a Salesman (Yiddish Rep)

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense

About the show

New Yiddish Rep presents Arthur Miller’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, updated and performed in Yiddish with English super-titles. More…

Set in the late 1940s, the story follows traveling salesman Willy Loman as he slowly unravels. The play explores the complicated family relationship between Willy, his wife, Linda, and their adult sons, Biff and Happy. In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning drama, playwright Arthur Miller examines how far one man will go to provide for his family and achieve the American dream.

2h 40m | Already closed | Castillo Theatre (Midtown W)

November 2nd, 2015
"It’s frustrating that design gets in the way of this production. Mr. Yassur stages much of the play with straightforward simplicity... But when Willy’s mind grows muddled, and when he flashes back, up come the creepy lights and the eerie music. These jarring distractions arguably have roots in M...
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October 19th, 2015
"New Yiddish Rep’s 'Death of a Salesman' adds a new dimension to this well-known tragedy. With the English language supertitles it becomes accessible to a non-Yiddish speaking audience. The use of Yiddish gives the play an intimacy that it doesn’t ordinarily have, as though we were watching a cin...
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October 15th, 2015
"Moshe Yassur’s direction is impressive, particularly because he doesn’t give himself much furniture to work with...Hoffman leads an excellent company of actors who are not only delving deep into the soul of Miller's masterpiece, they are doing so in Yiddish...If you speak Yiddish, I imagine this...
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October 13th, 2015
"I simply can’t get this production out of my mind. Both the company and the cast deserve an abundance of praise for their talents and achievement. Both were inspired. Once again deliberate simplicity produced consequential significance."
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