Arthur Miller's All My Sons from Beechmont Players
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With a story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and music co-written by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody makes its regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Based on an award-winning documentary film, this gripping new musical centers on an endurance competition that challenges 10 strangers to see who can keep his or her hand on a new pickup truck the longest. The winner gets the truck -- and a piece of the American Dream. After debuting to ecstatic reviews on Broadway last year (and earning three Tony nods), a brand new, "fully loaded" production of Hands On A Hardbody rolls in Cincinnati, directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Learn More
During the war Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.