UTICA — Players of Utica continues the 100th season presenting All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s first commercial success, which tells the story of an American family caught up in the struggle between personal responsibility and duty to their country.
The show is scheduled to run at Players of Utica Theater, 1108 State St. on March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.
Tickets at $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, veterans and military and $5 for students with ID are available at www.playersofutica.org or 724-7624.
Joe Keller, a successful, self-made man has done a terrible thing: during World War II, hurriedly trying to meet an order from the Army, he knowingly sold them defective airplane parts which later caused the planes to crash and killed 21 men. He engineered his own exoneration and falsely turned in his business partner; now, his son is about to marry the partner’s daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is revealed. Joe, spending his whole life in the pursuit of wealth for the sake of his family, represents the American Dream gone wrong.
The original Broadway production won a Tony Award for Best Author and Best Direction of a Play as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play has had stage revivals in 1987 and 2008, both receiving Tony Awards and nominations. The play was also adapted for film in 1948 and 1987.
Players of Utica, a non-profit community theatre, has been continuously producing shows in Central NY since 1913 and is celebrating the Centennial Season.
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