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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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4.8 / 5 Rated by 47 members
Review from jdh27
26 events 5 reviews

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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reviewed Oct 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from amaryllis
Red Velvet 87 events 65 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
168 events 118 reviews

I tend to like contemporary material, but my fears that the play would be dated were unfounded. The ethical considerations raised remain pertinent. How much allegiance does one owe one's family, one's friends when an injustice has been...continued

reviewed Oct 14 2011 report as inappropriate
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“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."

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