All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Richard Readshaw
Date & Time: 6-10 December 2016
7.30pm (2:30pm Saturday matinee)
Venue: Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford
Box office hours at the OFS: Tues - Sun, 11.30am - 5.30pm
A gripping, timeless classic from OTG
Joe and Kate Keller are a comfortable American couple living with the loss one of their sons in World War II. Joe runs a successful business, while Kate hasn’t given up hope that their son will return home one day. But when their surviving son reveals a budding romance, old wounds are opened – and out of the festering shadows of secrecy come secrets which ask us about our place in the world and our responsibilities to others.
Written in 1946, Arthur Miller’s first theatrical success examines American post-WWII optimism and asks what other than material comfort is needed for a good life. Its themes of truth and responsibility run through his later works but are shown here in a simple, direct way, creating a truly powerful and devastating play which crackles with emotion and tension.
Fresh from 2015’s critically successful Season’s Greetings, Oxford Theatre Guild return to the Old Fire Station with this gripping, timeless classic. Other previous credits for the Guild include Sense & Sensibility (Oxford Playhouse), Proof (Mathematical Institute), and King Lear (Merton College Gardens).
Joe Keller - Joe Kenneway
Kate Keller - Gloria Wright
Chris Keller - Max Windich
Ann Deever - Catherine Woolley
George Deever - Peter Sheward
Jim Bayliss - Paul Clifford
Sue Bayliss - Layla Al-Katib
Lydia Lubey - Tracey Rimell
Frank Lubey - Ashley Hunt