Willy Loman is as sad and poignant as ever in 'Death of a Salesman' at the Ringwald Theatre

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Joel Mitchell as Willy Loman - Brandy Joe Plambeck
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Joel Mitchell as Willy Loman

While the definition of the American dream has changed since Arthur Miller penned Death of a Salesman in 1949, one thing remains the same — Death of a Salesman is a profoundly sad play (and the title is a total spoiler alert).

Through the eye-opening tale of father, husband, and salesman Willy Loman, Miller’s seminal work follows the American Dream as it tragically slips through his fingers. Directed by Joe Bailey, The Ringwald’s production has enlisted Wilde Award-winner Joel Mitchell to star as Loman as well as Kelly Komlen, Donny Riedel, Jeffrey McMahon, Darryl Maharidge, Randy Stewart, Dante Jones, and others.

Death of a Salesman performance begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Ringwald Theatre and will run until March 11; 22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-545-5545; theringwald.com; Tickets are $20.

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