The final production of the 2000-2001 University Theatre season, Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," will be performed on April 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre at Frostburg State University.
Considered Miller's first successful work, "All My Sons" is a classic tragedy set during wartime that deals with family, loyalty, greed, self-deception, cowardice and remorse. The play reflects the celebrated playwright's response to the "official optimism" throughout the United States during and after World War II.
The Kellers seem like the perfect Middle-America family, living happy and ordinary lives - that is, until a secret is exposed. During World War II, Joe, the family patriarch, authorized shipment of cracked P-40 cylinder heads that caused the deaths of 21 pilots whose planes crashed as a result. Each family member must struggle to accept painful truths and examine his and her own concepts of honor and loyalty.
"All My Sons" has been described by Brooks Atkinson as "an honest, forceful drama that showed unusual understanding of the tangled loyalties of human beings."
For reservations and information, call 301-687-4145 between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are $7 for non-students and $3 for students.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.
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