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University Theatre To Present
'All My Sons'
MAILED: Oct. 1, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's University Theatre will present nine performances of Arthur Miller's 1947 winner of the Drama Critic's Award, "All My Sons."
The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Kjer Theatre and also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 16 and 19-23 and at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
Directed by Dr. Terry Allen, professor of theatre arts, "All My Sons" tells the tale of two families who ran a machine shop that made airplane parts in World War II. When the firm turns out defective parts, one partner gets sent to prison, while the other goes free and makes a lot of money. The plot twists and turns with a love affair, a son missing in the war and a catastrophic return home.
"It's about people trying to rebuild their 'normal' lives a year after the war," Allen said.
He said "All My Sons," Miller's first big success, spoke to the audiences of 1947 because they could really see themselves in the situation. Miller was able to create a very realistic atmosphere partly because, before the play, he had interviewed a number of GIs for another project of his.
"The cast of the play is quickly adapting to doing the play without acting," Allen said. "Our goal is to be walking, talking human beings on the stage not actors."
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and children 17 and under, or $5 for students, faculty and staff with a university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 1, 1999