Iowa City – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons opens on Gilbert Street this Friday. The play tells the story of the Keller clan, which is haunted by the events of World War II. The patriarch, Joe, has to face up the consequences of his factory’s actions. His wife Kate is still deep in denial about their missing son, Larry, which is only intensified by the fact that their first son, Chris, wants to marry Larry’s fiancée. This results in an uncovering of truths that could shatter lives held together by illusions. “The action unfolds because of choices people made in the past—the dark consequences of which are just becoming apparent,” says director Mark Hunter. “Those are the ingredients of very potent drama.”
The production will feature Ron Clark as Joe, Jody Hovland as Kate, Scot West as Chris, and Christina Panfilo as Ann. Kristy Hartsgrove, Martin Andrews, Tim Budd, Kehry Anson Lane and Heather Michele Lawler will also feature. Scenic design is by Paul Sannerud, lighting design is by Courtney Schmitz Watson, costume design is by Jenny Nutting Kelchen, and sound design is by Mark Hunter.
All My Sons runs January 28th through February 20th; curtain is at 7:30pm (2pm on Sundays) Tickets range from $12-$26 with a $12 student rush 20 minutes before the performance. Tickets may be ordered through the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 213 N. Gilbert St., (319) 338-7672. More info at http://www.riversidetheatre.org.