May 10th - June 3rd, 2012
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
The Arena Stage at Theater! Theatre!
3430 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214
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The Loman Family Picnic
by Donald Margulies
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.
Doris and Herbie: Jill Westerby and Jason Glick
Stewie and Mitchell: Bryce Earhart and Dylan Earhart
Aunt Marsha (z''l): Sara Fay Goldman
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
The Ida Toff / Joseph & Celia Tushin Fund of the OJCF