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All My Sons

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Charles Newell

Jan 11, 2018 — Feb 18, 2018

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 The Sidley Austin Foundation Michael Charles Litt
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Photo of John Judd, Heidi Kettenring, Kate Collins, and Timothy Edward Kane.  (Brosilow).

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Articles and Interviews

Q&A: Professor Deborah Nelson

Professor Deborah Nelson, current Chair of the University of Chicago’s Department of English, chats with Resident Dramaturg Nora Titone about Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

Arthur Miller’s Lucky Break

“The success of a play, especially one's first success, is somewhat like pushing against a door which suddenly opens from the other side."

Related Events

  • 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.