This show finished on Saturday 23 March 2013, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.
A family tries to hold itself together after the trauma and tragedy of World War Two. Joe and Kate Keller lost their son Larry, a fighter pilot. Somehow life goes on; their other son, Chris, is in love with Ann, Larry’s girl before the war.
“Well that’s what a war does. I had two sons, now I got one.”
It is August, 1946. In the garden, an apple tree - a memorial to Larry - has been torn down by a storm. When Ann comes to visit Chris shadows begin to stir, and the American Dream Joe worked his whole life to provide threatens to crumble.
“Everything that happened seems to be coming back.”
All My Sons was Arthur Miller’s first masterpiece, winning both the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Play upon opening in 1947. The play captured the tortured hopes of the very the generation who was its first audience, and distilled them into one hot afternoon in the Keller’s back yard. With All My Sons, the EUTC presents an intense, psychological portrait of a family in meltdown.