All My Sons
Arthur Miller's first successful play.
Shawnee Theatre of Greene County
June 30-July 3; Th Fr Sa at 8, Su at 2; 2011 and then into the rotating rep'
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From June 30 through July 3, the Shawnee Theatre shows Arthur Miller’s tense family drama All My Sons, directed by the theater’s producing director Kevin Guthridge.
The legendary playwright Arthur Miller has won an Emmy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and multiple Tonys over the course of his long career in theatre. It all began with the success of All My Sons. It was a key moment in his career: If the play failed to find an audience, Miller vowed to “find some other line of work.”
All My Sons is based upon a true story, which Arthur Miller’s then mother-in-law pointed out in an Ohio newspaper. The story described how a woman informed on her father who had sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II.
Kevin Guthridge is pleased with the choice. “I like realism, and this play is a prime example of well written realistic drama. There are strong, human and interesting roles for all of the actors. The story is involving, and has a certain powerful feeling of inevitability.”
Guthridge is also pleased that it’s Shawnee’s play for the Fourth of July weekend. “It’s about family. It’s about how poisoning lies and guilt can be, and it’s about patriotism.”