RiverStage will present Arthur Miller’s classic American drama All My Sons the weekend of February 21-23 at the Milton Area High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Mahoning St, Milton. Performances will be Friday, February 21 at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 23, 2:30pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission seating with discounts available for groups and multi-show packages, and they can be purchased at the door, by phone at 570-506-8423 or at http://www.riverstagetheatre.org/.
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 a mystery, a love story, and a war story, all rolled into one,” says director Jove Graham, “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 fantastic group of actors bringing it to life.”
This production features a cast of 10 talented actors from all across the Susquehanna Valley including Milton, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, New Berlin and Winfield. Audiences may recognize Glenn Wilson, Karen Herschell and Kurt Umholz from past RiverStage/MACT productions. They are joined by Jessica Paquin, Joseph Tuzzolino, Fred Hooper, Joanne Lauer, Seth Drick, Caroline Pogust and Max Gustafson, who together bring to this production years of film and theatre experience in such groups as Gaspipe Theatre Company, Valley Players and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. The director, Graham, is a Lewisburg resident and graduate of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company professional training program, and set design and construction is led by Jim Messinger, with lighting design by Stefan Eisenhower and stage management by Madison Lane. (For more information about the cast and crew, click here!)