|‘All My Sons’ Previews Tonight||| Print ||
|Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:23|
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is presenting “All My Sons,” a Tony Award-winning drama by Arthur Miller. “All My Sons” will have a preview tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., and opens on Nov. 16, running through Dec. 9. The theatre is located next to the Senior Center and the Japanese Gardens, 22311 N. Third St., in Hayward. There will be a special Saturday matinee on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., followed by a talk-back session with the director and cast.
“All My Sons” is a play about man’s responsibility towards his fellow men. As the curtain rises, we discover that a batch of faulty cylinder heads manufactured by Joe Keller’s factory three years ago, and sold to the Army, resulted in the deaths of 21 young pilots.
Joe and his business partner were arrested and jailed; Joe got off on appeal, but his partner is still doing time. Joe’s younger son was lost in action while on a flight mission three years ago, but his mother refuses to believe he’s gone.
The other son, Chris, who returned from the war to work alongside his father, has invited his brother’s fiancé (who also happens to be the daughter of Joe’s partner) to visit the Kellers, with the intention of proposing. In one climactic evening, a heartrending family secret is revealed and illusions are stripped away.
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. and can be reached at 881-6777. Information is also available at www.dmtonline.org.
Performances are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays now through Dec. 9, with Thursday shows on Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m., with an extra Saturday matinee on Dec. 1.
Tickets are $10 for tonight’s preview, $20 for the Saturday matinee, and $28 for all other shows. Discounts are available for seniors, groups, students and KQED members.
CAPTION: John Baldwin as “Joe Keller,” Jeffrey Hoffman as “Chris Keller” appear in the Douglas Morrisson Theatre production “All My Sons” now through Dec. 9.
PHOTO BY TERRY SULLIVAN