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The Matrix Theatre
Between N. Spaulding and N. Stanley 7657 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-852-1445
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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

Great production. I had seen All My Sons a couple of years ago, and this new production brought it to life. The acting was incredible throughout, especially the performances of Joe and Kate.

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44 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

Brilliant! Just go!!!! Seriously!!!!!

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2 stars
attended Oct 29 2011

Amazing acting, important story, just as relevant today as when Arthur Miller wrote it in 1947.The interracial cast was especially well suited to their roles and the racial diversity felt completely normal and natural, a good omen perhaps for the...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Remarkably fine portrayals by all onstage … Cameron Watson’s direction is pitch-perfect … should not be missed … rings true in today’s climate of corporate avarice and shifting morality.” —_Backstage West (Critic’s Pick)
“Just let the play work its wonders. Cameron Watson’s staging worked that way for me, striking all the momentous emotional chords.” —
LA Stage Watch _

Description

Miller’s gripping tale of corporate greed versus social responsibility remains as electrifying today as when first presented in 1947, but producer Joseph Stern and director Cameron Watson have upped the ante, presenting this non-traditionally cast version as the third play in a trilogy examining race in America through the lens of different playwrights.  

 

In All My Sons, Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, knowingly turned out defective airplane parts that caused the deaths of many men. Now, the past has come back to haunt their families.

 

Stern emphasizes that “we’re not re-setting the play in another time or place, or deconstructing it, but when audiences see this extraordinary cast, the issues inherent in Miller’s play are experienced in a fresh, expanded cultural context.”

 

The casting process was far from color blind. “We’ve cast this play in a very deliberate way,” he explains. “The Kellers are a mixed race family—Joe Keller is black (Alex Morris), Kate Keller is white (Anne Gee Byrd), and son Chris is bi-racial (A.K. Murtadha). The Deevers are Asian with Linda Park as Ann Deever and James Hiroyuki Liao as George. Meanwhile, the neighbor families, the Baylisses (Anita Barone and Taylor Nichols) and the Lubeys (Maritxell Carrero and Armand Vasquez) are white and Latino respectively."

About the Ticket Supplier: Matrix Theatre Company

The Matrix Theatre Company endeavors to build a creative environment that nurtures and feeds the needs of the theatre professional. In the process, we have explored a variety of theatrical genres and styles, constantly challenging both actor and audience.

We are honored that our innovative technique has been critically acclaimed and rewarded --including numerous Ovations, L.A. Weekly awards, Drama-Logue awards, Backstage Garland awards and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) awards. Our LADCC awards include consecutive Outstanding Production awards for The Tavern(1993), The Seagull (1994), The Homecoming (1995), Outstanding Ensemble for Mad Forest (1996), and 4 LADCC awards for The Water Children (1998). The Birthday Party (2001), named Best Revival Production by the L.A. Weekly, received numerous nominations and awards, including five LADCC nominations.

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre.