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Go home again with Willy Loman, and remember what it’s like to ache for someone whose mistakes you can see coming, whose tragic delusions live just this side of absurd. Timothy Bond’s attentive, no-nonsense production teases out all sorts of tiny, telling moments in a play whose gestures still feel satisfyingly epic. Rick Foucheux dreams Willy’s increasingly impossible dreams with a touching, needy fervor; Nancy Robinette keeps Linda’s brave, knowing game face always on, while still allowing glimpses of the wary, weary calculation required to keep the peace in a household that’s coming to pieces, to bolster a breadwinner whose options keep narrowing by the hour. Arena Stage Crystal City, 1800 South Bell St., Arlington. $47-$66. To May 18. (202) 488-3300