Willy Loman in a dinner-theater setting? Not since Kevin Kline in the film Soap Dish has that idea been launched. Lipscomb Universitys theatre department will present the Arthur Miller classic 1949 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, and doubtless the plays requisite serious atmosphere will prevail over the reasonably priced menu. Especially with noted alums and experienced stage vets Jerry Henderson and Wesley Paine taking on the roles of Willy and Linda. Profound American theater pieces that critique capitalism by exposing its darker side always hold promise. Question is, Will Willys soul-searching still ring with authority 61 years since he first revealed his angst? Other cast members include Mike Fernandez and Larry Bridgesmith. This newest incarnation of The Battle of the Boulevard Belmont University recently hosted Millers other 1940s tragic groundbreaker All My Sons is directed by Robyn Berg.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 26. Continues through March 7, 2010