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Video podcast: 5 Minutes With … Mike Hartman and Lauren Klein

In this sweet and provocative video conversation with journalist John Moore, the married Denver Center actors who play Willy and Linda Loman in “Death of a Salesman” explain how their budding romance was nearly ended before it began by a broken zipper. They then offer poignant theories as to why Arthur Miller’s classic play still resonates so strongly with so many Americans who have been made to feel obsolete in today’s economy. “It’s a very personal experience that most people don’t want to talk about, but it’s right there in front of you when you watch this play,” says Klein. The play runs through Oct. 20 at the Space Theatre. 303-893-4100 or www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Special appearance by John Patrick Hayden. Running time: 5 minutes.

Meet the cast video series: Mike Hartman

In this new YouTube series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 14: Mike Hartman, who is getting rave reviews as Willy Loman in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman” through Oct. 20, 2013, in The Space Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Run time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

Coming tomorrow: Cajardo Lindsay of “Just Like Us.”

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Panel: “Death of a Salesman” is the most important American play ever written

Montage from The Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Death of a Salesman, running throuh Oct. 20. Video by Ken Mostek.

By John Moore

The Denver Center Theatre Company opens its 35th season tonight with its first-ever staging of the most important American play ever written according to a survey of theater experts from around the country.

The Denver Post asked 177 playwrights, directors, actors, professors, critics, agents, producers, bloggers students and theatregoers to rank America’s 10 most important plays. Fittingly, America’s most significant work is often described as Greek in scope and tragedy.

Think of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” as a working-class “Oedipus Rex.”

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