All My Sons
Voice Theatre Presents
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
"Taut and pulsing...fresh exciting drama" Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times
Tony Awards, New York Drama Critics Award
Has right and wrong lost its value in America? Based on a true story. In their well-manicured backyard the Keller family discovers a suspenseful tale of loyalty and friendship. A monstrous swindle pitting profit above people is unearthed as children and parents reveal their shocking secrets and hidden truths about each other.
Direction: Shauna Kanter
Set Design: TBA
Lighting Design: Zach Jacobs
Costume Design: Suzy Morris
Stage Management: Alisa Brown
Production Management: Scott Royer
Company Management: Gordon Brown
Assistant to the Director: Maryanne DiPalma
All My Sons takes place in August of our time in the suburban backyard of Joe and Kate Keller. Their two sons, Chris and Larry have both gone to war. Chris returned. Larry has been missing in action for three years. Only Kate believes that Larry is still alive. Chris has invited Larrys fiancée Ann Deever, to come for a visit. Chris and Ann have been cultivating a relationship and Chris proposes to Ann.
Before the play begins, there was a scandal between Anns father, Steve Deever and Joe Keller. Joe and Steve were partners in a company that made airplane engines for fighter jets. Engines with defective parts were shipped out. Twenty-one Air Force pilots died as a result. A court case followed and Steve Deever, Anns father was found guilty and went to prison while Joe Keller was exonerated.
Anns brother, George Deever has become a lawyer and visits his father, Steve, who is still in prison. George now wants the truth; who was responsible for shipping the defective engines; his father, Steve Deever or Joe Keller.
George is adamant that Ann and Chris should not marry. Ann refuses to give up Chris. It becomes clear that Joe Keller put profit above safety as well as letting Steve Deever take the blame for shipping the defective parts.
Joe confesses. Ann demands that Chris and her marry. Kate refuses. Ann produces a letter that Larry wrote to Ann on the day he died. In the letter Larry tells Ann that he is going to crash his plane because he knows his father was responsible for the twenty-one deaths, putting profit above the pilots lives. Finally, Joe agrees to accept his responsibility and go to jail. Joe then goes into the house and shoots himself.
Byrdcliffe Theater (View)
380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|