Art And Culture

Play Extended on Popular Demand

Play Extended on Popular DemandPlay Extended on Popular Demand

The staging of the play ‘Death of a Salesman’ has been extended until January 20, after the acclaim it received since its launching on November 9, IRNA reported.

The play written by Arthur Miller (1949) is recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play and is recognized as the American playwright’s masterpiece.

It explores the perils of unchecked capitalism and addresses the painful conflicts within one family, but also tackles larger issues regarding American national values. The play examines the cost of blind faith in the American Dream. In this respect, it offers a postwar American reading of personal tragedy in the tradition of Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle. Miller charges America with selling a false myth constructed around a capitalist materialism nurtured by the postwar economy, a materialism that obscured the personal truth and moral vision of the original American Dream described by the country’s founders.

The play greatly influenced the American government to generalize the social protection services.

Directed by Nader Borhani-Marand, it was first staged eight years ago and became the most popular theatre play of 2007.

Tehran’s City Theatre located in Daneshjou Park, is hosting the play.