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TrekToday September 17 2008 01:56 AM

Brooks In 'Death Of A Salesman'
 
<font color=yellow>Avery Brooks</font>, best known to <i>Star Trek</i> fans for his work on <i>Star Trek: Deep Space Nine</i>, is taking on the role of the salesman Willy Loman in a multicultural version of <i>The Death of a Salesman</i>.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.cleveland.com">Cleveland.com</A>, this version of <i>Death of a Salesman</i> is still set in Brooklyn, New York in the 1940s. The Loman family is a black family in a mixed neighborhood. Willy Loman, a down-on-his-luck salesman, is trying to prove himself in a white world.<p>"It's a very cultural look at the American Dream," said Brooks, an Oberlin alumnus. Brooks will be working with Director <font color=yellow>Justin Emeka</font>, who portrays Biff Loman. Brooks and Emeka met in 1996 during graduation festivities at Oberlin. Brooks was in attendance to receive an honorary doctorate.<p>According to Brooks, <i>Death of a Salesman</i> is a very challenging piece, but this is not due to the non-traditional approach. "This conveyance of culture is the more important thing to do," he said.<p><i>Death of a Salesman</i>, which has already sold out, will be held at Oberlin College's Hall Auditorium from September 18th through the 20th, at 8 P.M., with a 2 P.M. afternoon performance on Sunday, September 21st.<p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2008/09/avery_brooks_returns_to_oberli.html">here</A>.<center></center>


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