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February 17, 2014

RiverStage Community Theatre presents Arthur Miller classic ‘All My Sons’

LEWISBURG — RiverStage Community Theatre will present Arthur Miller’s classic American drama “All My Sons” the weekend of Feb. 21-23 at the Milton Area High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Mahoning St., Milton.  Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

“All My Sons” 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 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 just one of the greatest stories ever told in American theater and we can’t wait for audiences to see this production,” said director Jove Graham. “It’s a love story, a mystery, and a war story, all rolled into one, 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.

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