Weston Playhouse to Stage Miller’s ‘All My Sons’
Beginning on Thursday, August 25, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the pivotal play of Arthur Miller’s career and the second production of its five-year American Masters series, an initiative dedicated to bringing classics of American drama to Weston’s stage with artists of national stature. ‘All My Sons’ won Miller the first Tony award ever bestowed for playwriting. The story chronicles the events of a single summer day in which hard-working, self-made family man Joe Keller is forced to face the consequences of his past actions so that his son can have a better life.Weston’s production embraces the timeless themes of family, community and the American Dream and pays homage to Miller’s first major success, with an exquisite set and actors who bring freshness to the playwright’s iconic roles. ‘All My Sons’ is helmed by award-winning director Mary Robinson, a Drama Desk Nominee for her production of ‘Lemon Sky,’ a Barrymore Winner for ‘Of Mice and Men’, and the first recipient of the Alan Schneider Award. Her portfolio includes over 70 productions of both classic and new plays in New York City and around the country, including Weston’s ‘Copenhagen.’ An esteemed director of national stature, Robinson is one of 50 profiled in the recent book, ‘American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century.’
Molly Regan stars as wife and mother Kate Keller, a woman of uncontrolled inspirations with an enormous heart. Opposite Regan is stage and screen star David Wohl. They are joined by a cast that sports top Broadway, regional, and Weston credits: Tim Rush, Elizabeth Morton, Davy Raphaely, Piper Goodeve, Gabriel Vaughan, Christopher Kelly, Shannon Marie Sullivan and child actor Django Grace. The creative team includes Scenic Designer Jason Simms, Lighting Designer Jiyoun Chang, Costume Designer Grier Coleman, Composer/Sound Designer Christopher Colucci. Production Stage Manager Martin Lechner and Fight Director Ryan Winkles round out the crew.
“I’ve loved the plays of Arthur Miller since first encountering them in high school, for their rich, complex characters, their honesty and authenticity,” says Robinson, “and for the quintessentially American stories and themes he chooses to tell and to explore.” Weston is proud to continue its American Masters series with this poignant, relevant piece. ‘All My Sons’ runs August 25 to September 4 at the Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston. Curtain times are Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 802-824-5288 or by visiting westonplayhouse.org.