There’s nothing fairly like live theater, but sometimes, all it takes is one person to send everything off the rails. In one local production processes Death Of A Salesman , the gathering is knowing exactly that: The actor who’s playing the role of Willy Loman is refusing to die, and now the shoot has to go along with it and improvise the rest of his life.
Yeesh. The romp should’ve ended 18 times ago, but this guy precisely isn’t giving up.
According to several gathering members, the gambling proceeded as usual until the final scene, in which Willy Loman’s family stands over his grave to pay their last respects. That’s when the actor playing Willy sprinted back on stage and said, “A car crash can’t kill me, I’m Willy Loman, the indestructible salesman, ” before kicking over the prop gravestone. When the actor playing Willy’s son Biff tried to get the make back on track by suggesting that their own families was watching an ghost of their dead father, the actor playing Willy merely redoubled down by saying, “Nope, I forged my own death–and you fell for it! I’m the greatest salesman there ever was! ”
Oh god. This is completely off notebook. All the actors are actually clambering to get Willy Loman off the stage, but the stage manager is clearly too frozen to do anything helpful.
Yeesh. Thankfully, after 25 minutes of panicked improvisation, the gang ultimately lower the shroud in an attempt to end the see, but then, the actor playing Willy Loman slipped underneath and began doing gang work with the audience while continuing to in character. Soon after, he spent several minutes reassuring a woman in the front row to join him on stage and dig up his coffin to prove it’s empty, with the other actors trying the most appropriate to play along.
Wow, this is definitely hard to watch. Here’s hoping the actor playing Willy Loman loses steam soon so everyone can finally to return to their homes. Needless to say, his understudy will be taking over in tomorrow’s production.