The Concord Players present
Nov 3,4,10,11,12 (mat), 17, 18
ALL MY SONS tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, self-made man, who committed a terrible and tragic act. He allows his business partner to take the rap, serving prison time for his crime, and successfully contrives his own innocence. Now, his son is about to marry his ex-partner's daughter, the criminal act is revisited, and his lie is unraveled. Joe has spent his entire life in the single-minded pursuit of wealth for the sake of his family, an American Dream gone nightmarishly awry. This is a story about responsibility. Arthur Miller, who wrote this powerful and moving work in 1947, had more than just that on his mind. It’s a powerful play about all the compromises one is forced to make to live in a dishonest world and about a country's irrevocable loss of innocence at the hands of war.