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Death of a Dream - a world premiere by Richard De Luca

Death of a Dream Poster
20 Apr 2018 to 5 May 2018
8pm 20th Apr - 5th May, 4pm 22nd Apr, 2pm 29th Apr
A dramatic, gritty play that will leave you questioning what is truly important in life...
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$28 Adults, $24 Concession, $16 School Student
Dolphin Theatre
12 Spring Street, Onehunga


By Richard De Luca
Directed by Penelope Keegan

"I attended opening night of Death of a Dream and found it powerful and gripping - both the play (a real tragedy) and the performances of the cast"

"I just saw Death of a Dream at the Dolphin Theatre. I highly recommend it... fantastic, talented cast"

"We have never seen a production where the standard of acting has been so high across all the cast"

World Premiere - Short listed for the Playmarket Adam NZ Play of the Year Award

Death of a Dream' has been written as a sequel to Arthur Miller's classic play 'Death of a Salesman' and examines the two ‘dreams’ the play evolved around – the American Dream, and Willy Loman’s personal dream. Willy’s businessman grandson, Bill, much like his grandfather is still hoping to crack the big time. Bill’s adult son Art, is a drug addict and lives at home; his stepdaughter Suzy, is a successful New York executive and his wife Carol, is financially involved in the business. They gather for Thanksgiving weekend, 2015, and struggle with the resulting catastrophic events.


Written by

Dolphin Theatre

9 Apr 2018

Dolphin Theatre began as The Onehunga Repertory Players in 1961. Mrs Veronica Dow, an actress and producer who had been active in English repertory theatre, was invited by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Leo Manning, to form a local drama group.