ALL MY SONS
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It is 1947 on a hot August night in middle America, when Joe Keller is confronted with humankind's universal question..."Am I my brother's keeper?" Arthur Miller's award winning play, ALL MY SONS, is a brutally chilling and tragic account of the relationship between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.
ALL MY SONS premiered on Broadway in 1947 firmly establishing Arthur Miller as a major new voice for the American stage. Few playwrights have matched his ability to create inspirational, intelligent, and emotionally heart-wrenching plays that withstand the passage of time and style. His works continue to resound with emotional truth. His characters, struggling with moral choices, are lasting, haunting reminders of the fragility of human virtue. Their lives reflect the tragedies of the common man. Miller's legacy as a literary giant endures as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
In celebration of Miller's 100th birthday Peace Mountain Theatre Company (PMTC) is privileged to produce ALL MY SONS. There are few playwrights who attain the heights of literary theatre; Arthur Miller is one of them.
Arthur Asher Miller was born October 17, 1915 in New York City, the son of wealthy first- and second generation Jewish Austrian immigrants. His privileged life changed along with America when financial markets crashed in 1929. As a teenager Miller earned money to help support his family by delivering bread every morning before school. He later put himself through college (University of Michigan) by working odd jobs. Just as the nation began to emerge from the Depression, a mad man seized Europe and ignited world conflict. Miller was deeply affected by World War II and the Holocaust. These two major life changing events would inform his writing throughout his life. His strong belief in man's personal and moral responsibility to his fellow man and society would resonate throughout his plays; plays such as DEATH OF A SALESMAN, THE CRUCIBLE, INCIDENT AT VICHY, and ALL MY SONS.
ALL MY SONS was performed by Peace Mountain Theatre Company at Congregation Har Shalom on October 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, and 25, 2015.