Arthur Miller's All My Sons from Matrix Theatre Company
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The last date listed for All My Sons was Saturday March 17, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Paulette Rochelle-Levy
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The acting ensemble is symphonic. Arthur Miller's script is painfully timely. Set and lighting an ironic backdrop to the powerful story of simple greed. This is a theatrical experience not to be missed.I recommend this show 100%
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.” --<em>Backstage West </em>(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.” --<em>LA Stage Watch </em>
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 CompanyThe 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.
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