Tuesday, February 20, 2024

‘Death of a Salesman’ hits Thalian Hall stage in February 

WILMINGTON — Opera House Theatre Company is rolling into their second production of the new year. 

The theater classic, “Death of a Salesman,” will take the main stage of Wilmington’s historic Thalian Hall from Thursday, Feb. 22, until Sunday, March 3. The evening show will start at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee will begin at 2 p.m. 

Written by Arthur Miller, “Death of a Salesman” (1949), explores the life of Willy Loman as he navigates a loss of identity and an inability to achieve his version of the American dream. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

OHTC’s rendition of the play will bring Tony and Grammy nominee NaTasha Yvette Williams back to her home state of North Carolina. Williams is best known for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in “A Night with Janis Joplin,” but has also been seen in The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess,” Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple,” and most recently in the Broadway musical, “Some Like It Hot.” 

The production will also star Fracaswell Hyman, a Wilmington resident, executive producer, author, and actor. Hyman has contributed to the television series, “Romeo!, Taina, Little Bill,” and “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices. Hyman was recently awarded a Wilmington Theater Award for outstanding director on his project, “School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play.” 

Stoney B. Mootoo, a UNC Greensboro grad and Broadway actor, will be directing the production. Tickets for the show are $45 and can be purchased here. Military, senior, and student discounts are available.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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