All My Sons
All My Sons, the first great success of Arthur Miller's supremely influential career, is a compelling story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed. Joe Keller (Randy Hurst) is alleged to have supplied World War II fighter planes with defective engines, leading to the deaths of innocent pilots - a crime for which his business partner took the fall. One of Keller's sons, himself a pilot, is thought to have been killed in action. But his mother (Joyce Henderson) can't accept his death and equally, can't accept that her dead son's fiancÃ©e has transferred her affections to her other son. The confrontations that ensue lead to the uncovering of a shameful family secret...
The action of the play is set in the Midwest of the US; starting on a Sunday morning in August of 1947, and ending a little after two oâclock the following morning. Joe Keller is a man who loves his family above all else, and has sacrificed everything, including his honor, in his struggle to make the family prosperous. He is now sixty-one, has lost one son in the war, and is eager to see his remaining son, Chris, marry. Chris wishes to marry Ann, the former fiancÃ©e of his brother Larry. Their mother Kate believes Larry to still be alive. It is this belief which has enabled her, for three and a half years, to support Joe by concealing her knowledge of a dreadful crime.
The ATSF production is directed by Joyce Henderson, designed by James Baldock and Biz Duncan; and features the veteran cast of Joyce Henderson, Randy Hurst, Nicholas Russell, Nahry Tak, Vlad Sayenko, Eric Pedersen, Larissa Archer, Phil Goleman, and Linnae Caudy, with Bert Spencer Anderson/ understudy.
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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