4 Stars “extraordinarily intense and emotional… Newell is a spectacularly capable director … and All My Sons lands in his sweetest spot. … my mouth fell open at times. -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, full review
Highly Recommended “a blistering revival” -Hedy Weiss, Sun-Times, full review
Reader Recommended “What a great play this is! … a work that’s somehow weighty and lithe, inexorable and unexpected, eternal and American, all at once. Even if you know All My Sons, you don’t know it.” -Tony Adler, Chicago Reader, full review
Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner after dealing with profound tragedy during World War II. Despite the odds, love blossoms between Joe’s son Chris and his partner’s daughter Ann. Joe is destined to face old dilemmas and defend his decisions in this electrifying family drama.
All My Sons established playwright Arthur Miller as an American theater icon, and won the 1947 Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play. Court Theatre’s production is directed by Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and features Timothy Edward Kane (An Iliad; One Man, Two Guvnors; Harvey) and the return of both John Judd (Gross Indecency, Lettice and Lovage) and Kate Collins (Nora, The Real Thing) to the Court stage.
Director Charles Newell and actor Kate Collins not only make a great artistic pair for All My Sons, they have also been married for 25 years! Hear from them what makes their partnership work on- and off-stage on WGN Radio News’ “The Download with Justin Kaufmann.”
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Court Theatre’s 2017/18 Season is sponsored by Barbara and Richard Franke.
|All My Sons is sponsored by||The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation||Michael Charles Litt|
Joe KellerJohn Judd
Chris KellerTimothy Edward Kane
Kate KellerKate Collins
Ann DeeverHeidi Kettenring
Lydia LubeyAbby Pierce
Frank LubeyBradford Ryan Lund
George DeeverDan Waller
Dr. Jim BaylissKarl Hamilton
Sue BaylissJohanna McKenzie Miller
Bert (alternating)Gabe Korzatkowski
Bert (alternating)Charlie Herman
Articles and Interviews
First Preview Tasting: Thursday, January 11
Prior to the performance, sample bites from Nella Pizza e Pasta at 6:30pm in the lobby.
UChicago Student Night: Friday, January 12
University of Chicago students are invited to enjoy FREE pizza and refreshments after the performance.
Producers' Circle Member Event: Opening Night
Sunday, January 21, Producers’ Circle members and Leading Donors are invited to enjoy dinner and a performance of the drama that established Arthur Miller as an American theater icon.
David Bevington Discussion
Following the Thursday, January 25 performance, join us for a discussion with theatre scholar David Bevington and members of Court Theatre's artistic staff.