ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Jove Graham
Milton Area High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Mahoning St, Milton
THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Friday, February 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
All My Sons by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible) tells the story of two middle-class families living in the Ohio suburbs after World War II. Joe and Kate Keller are still reeling from the disappearance of their son Larry, a pilot who went MIA over the Pacific three years earlier. Meanwhile, Joe’s former business partner and next-door neighbor, Steve, is in prison after their factory was accused of selling faulty engine parts to the Army Air Force. The unfolding mysteries surrounding these two families are intertwined with the blossoming romance of their children, Chris and Ann, in a powerful, character-driven story of family, patriotism, conscience and love. All My Sons was Arthur Miller’s first Broadway hit in 1947 and winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and Tony Award for Best Author.
“All My Sons is just one of the greatest stories ever told in American theatre, and we can’t wait for audiences to see this production,” says director Jove Graham. “It’s a love story, a mystery, and a war story, all rolled into one, and even though it was written in the time of the greatest generation of World War II heroes, it’s a timeless story that really resonates with us today. These characters wrestle with the same issues that every generation does: what it means to be a good parent, what it means to be part of a family, what it means to be an American, and how each of us balances our individual responsibilities with a greater duty to the outside world. The characters and dialogue are beautifully written, and if you have only ever read an Arthur Miller play in school or seen a movie version, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to see this story, on stage as originally intended, with this cast of actors bringing it to life.”