The Loman Family Picnic
by Donald Margulies

 

Links
Press 1 (PDF)
2012 Drammy Awards

Venue:
The Arena Stage at Theater! Theatre!
May 10th - June 3rd, 2012

Stage Direction:
Sacha Reich

Performers:
Jill Westerby, Jason Glick, Bryce Earhart, Dylan Earhart and Sara Fay Goldman

Support From:
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
The Ida Toff / Joseph & Celia Tushin Fund of the OJCF
The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation's
Endowment Fund

It's 1965 and we are in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Herbie sells lighting fixtures, is chronically overworked and underpaid;

Doris, his wife, tells herself repeatedly (and whomever may be listening) that she loves her life even though, as the play begins, she is shredding her wedding dress;

Stewie, their older son, eagerly awaits his bar mitzvah with an eye less on its religious aspects than on the potential loot to be gained in gifts;

all the while Mitchell, 11, notes parallels between his family and Arthur Miller's fictional Loman Family.

This hysterically funny drama of a 1960's Jewish family coming apart at the seams as their son becomes a Bar Mitzvah includes Willy! a heartwarming musical based on Death of a Salesman.

 

 

Performance Archive


Mainstage

Loman Family Picnic
Charlotte Salomon's Life? or Theater?
Kindertransport

Touring Shows
Naftali, Story Voyager on the Yiddish Seas
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Well-Being: The Story of Lillian Wald
The Power of Light

Page to Stage
Taster's Choice: Fertile Ground 2013
My Father's Paradise: Chapter 1
Happy Hour with Sholom Aleichem 2009
Happy Hour with Sholom Aleichem 2010
People Should Not be Afraid of their Children: Grace Paley & Etgar Keret Shorts
Don't Mess with Savta: David Ehrlich Shorts
PJ Library Hanukah Storytimes
Staged reading of IB Singer Hanukkah stories

Academic Collaborations
Cafe Baghdad
Israel Onstage 2010
Israel Onstage 2009
Roman Berman: Massage Therapist
Israel at 60 Onstage!

Satellite Programming
In Darfur Reading
Pretty Brown Eyes Reading
"The Destruction of a People and Its Culture" Lecture by Natan Meir
Exile, Emigration and Displacement Photo Montage & Poetry Exhibit by Friderike Heuer
Grotest Maru