EPIC AND TIMELY! A superb Huntington cast gives us Miller at his fiercest and most unflinching. - The Boston Globe

Joe Keller strives for the American Dream, but two years after WWII's end, his family still suffers from its aftershocks. When Chris, the elder son, announces his plan to marry his still missing-in-action brother's fiancé, a mother must confront her denial, a son his father's fallibility, and a father his true responsibilities. Arthur Miller's powerful story about personal responsibility won the 1947 Tony Award for Best Play and catapulted him among the ranks of America's greatest playwrights.

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  • Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree

    The Huntington Theatre Co scene shop tests the mechanics and aluminum skelaton of what will become an apple tree. The Huntington's production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins with a thunder storm that topples the apple tree, splitting it in half. In the following scene one of the characters then saws one of the damaged tree limbs.The tree falls apart on cue, and in the right direction, 8 performances a week.

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  • All My Sons Clip 3

    Ann Deever, played by Diane Davis, and Chris Keller, played by Lee Aaron Rosen, reveal their feelings for each other.

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  • All My Sons Clip 2

    Joe Keller, played by Will Lyman, explains how it is possible that his business partner could have shipped faulty airplane parts. Also featuring Karen MacDonald as Kate Keller, Diane Davis as Ann Deever, and Lee Aaron Rose as Chris Keller.

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  • All My Sons Clip 1

    Kate Keller, played by Karen MacDonald, holds out hope for her son Larry's return from the war. Also featuring Diane Davis as Ann Deever and Lee Aaron Rosen as Chris Keller.

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  • Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the Huntington Theatre Company

    Come behind-the-scenes of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Huntington with director David Esbjornson and actors from the production, including Will Lyman, Karen MacDonald, Diane Davis, and Lee Aaron Rosen.

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  • ASL Synopsis for All My Sons

    ASL synopsis for the Huntington's production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.

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  • American Tragedy: Arthur Miller's Common Man

    When Arthur Miller began writing his breakout drama All My Sons, he started with a suggestion from his mother-in-law. She told Miller the story of an Ohio woman who turned her father over to federal investigators after learning he knowingly sold defective aircraft parts to the Army. From this simple situation the author saw the roots of a play.

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  • Director David Esbjornson Brings Miller's Mature Vision to an Early Play

    All My Sons, which premiered in 1947, was written by a relatively unknown Arthur Miller, a man with one flop to his name. The typical biography reads that this play established the writer who created arguably the most important American play — Death of a Salesman — a mere two years later.

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  • Victories at Cost: War and Enterprise in World War II

    Arthur Miller’s 1947 drama All My Sons is known as a 20th century classic and regarded in the 21st perhaps as a lens into our past. When Miller began writing, though, nothing about the play said period piece.

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  • In His Own Words: Arthur Miller on Theatre

    "The production of a new play, I have often thought, is like another chance in life, a chance to emerge cleansed of one’s imperfections. Here, as when one was very young, it seems possible again to attain even greatness, or happiness, or some otherwise unattainable joy. . . . At such a time, it seems to all concerned that the very heart of life’s mystery is what must be penetrated.”

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  • In Others' Words

    "To summarize [Arthur] Miller’s views, a social play, in contrast to a nonsocial or a psychological play, demonstrates the impact of social forces — the class structure, the economy, the system of norms and values, family patterns, etc. — on the raw psychology and lives of the characters; exposes the basic similarity of men, not their uniqueness; and, finally, addresses itself to the question, as did classical Greek drama which Miller regards as the forerunner of all social plays, “How are we to live?” in a social and humanistic sense. . . "

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Press Reviews

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"Epic and Timely! A superb Huntington cast gives us Miller at his fiercest and most unflinching. During the climactic moments, everyone in the theatre seemed to be holding their collective breath. Will Lyman gives a shrewd performance as Joe Keller, endowing him with a folksy demeanor yet conveying the sense that this man does believe his own self-justification. Karen MacDonald delivers a knockout performance as Kate, a woman who has absorbed one hard truth but refuses to accept another. The play of emotions across MacDonald's face is so intricate that whenever she is onstage, it is hard to take your eyes off her." The Boston Globe
"All My Sons gripped all my emotions. I can't stop thinking about it." — Jared Bowen, WGBH-TV
"Productions like this remind you why classics became classics in the first place." Boston Herald
"The most powerful piece of theatre I've seen in many years. When it wasn't all but weeping, the crowd was utterly transfixed. The acting blazes and in the case of Karen MacDonald, should become the stuff of legend. She gives one of those performances that makes you feel you've been privileged to witness it." The Hub Review
"Superb! All My Sons is a must-see! The Huntington Theatre Company continues to set the theatrical bar high."Berkshire Fine Arts
"With All My Sons, the theatre has acquired a genuine new talent. Arthur Miller brings something fresh and exciting into the drama. He has written an honest, forceful drama. Told against the single setting of an ordinary American backyard, it is a pitiless analysis of character that gathers momentum all evening and concludes with both logic and dramatic impact." — The New York Times (January 30, 1947; review of the original production)
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Artists

  • Ken CheesemanDr. Jim Bayliss
  • Will LymanJoe Keller
  • Owen DoyleFrank Lubey
  • Dee NelsonSue Bayliss
  • Stephanie DiMaggioLydia Lubey
  • Lee Aaron RosenChris Keller
  • Andrew CekalaBert (at select performances)
  • Spencer EvettBert (at select performances)
  • Karen MacDonaldKate Keller
  • Diane DavisAnn Deever
  • Michael TisdaleGeorge Deever
  • Arthur MillerPlaywright
  • David EsbjornsonDirector
  • Scott BradleyScenic Designer
  • Elizabeth Hope ClancyCostume Designer
  • Christopher AkerlindLighting Designer
  • John GromadaOriginal Music/Sound Designer
  • Maya CiarrochiProjection Designer
  • Alaine AlldafferCasting Director
  • Carola Morrone LaCosteProduction Stage Manager
  • Leslie SearsStage Manager

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