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‘All My Sons’: Arthur Miller classic based on true story

September 7, 2018

Dark truths, cruel ironies and the power of guilt are explored in Arthur Miller’s award-winning drama, “All My Sons.” Based on a true story, the 1947 play is onstage at TheatreWorks New Milford, Friday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 13.

“All My Sons” tells the tale of Joe Keller, a successful, self-made American man who has done a terrible thing. During World War II, as he hurried to meet an order from the Army, he knowingly sold defective airplane parts which later caused planes to crash and killed 21 men.

As if that weren’t bad enough, Keller also made sure he escaped any blame, and let his business partner take the fall for him. A few years later, as his son is about to marry his former partner’s daughter, his lie of a life is revealed.

This emotional play has several twists and turns, and will be directed by Jane Farnol, of Kent. The drama’s title, “All My Sons,” refers to all of the pilots who died.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. The theater is just off Route 202, next to CVS in New Milford. Parking is behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East St.

TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave. Friday, Sept. 21-Saturday, Oct. 13. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. $25 reserved seating. $20 for students and military personnel with ID. Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. is pay-what-you-want night. 860-350-6863, theatreworks.us.

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