Highly recommend seeing Death of a Salesman at the Gate Theatre while it’s still on – closing night is 25th September. Particularly stunning performances from Garrett Lombard (Pure Mule, among other things) as Biff Loman and of course Harris Yulin as Willy Loman. (Yulin has done about a bajillion things on television, including playing Quentin Travers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a memorable guest performance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the episode ‘Duet’. IMDB-ing also reminds me he’s done Frasier, Bean, and – the best yet – The Babysitters Club movie. Hee.) The cast also includes Deirdre Donnelly, who I last saw in the Gate’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and veteran actor Stephen Brennan (it is best not to question his accent in this play, though).
Meanwhile, over at the Abbey, there’s a production of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman (no, I hadn’t heard of it either) starting on October 13th. Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw play the leads, though, which is really all one needs to know.