On ‘Death of a Salesman’: A Conversation with Ron Himes
In the classic Death of Salesman, Arthur Miller explores the disillusionment of the American Dream and the toll it takes on all aspects of life for traveling salesman Willy Loman and his family. The Black Rep will be performing this seminal work January 11-29, 2023, at Washington University’s Edison Theater in a production directed by Jacqueline Thompson, with company founder and artistic director Ron Himes in the role of Willy Loman. Join Ron Himes, BS ’78, for a conversation about the production, the Black Rep and this moment in American theater. This program is offered in partnership with Washington University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Ron Himes is the founder and producing director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company, which has developed a national reputation for staging quality productions from an African-American perspective. Himes founded the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company in 1976 while still a student at Washington University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 2003, Himes was appointed the first Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University, a joint appointment of the Performing Arts and African American Studies departments.Full Event Details