WFU presents Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' with Little Theatre of Winston-Salem
October 8, 2008
At a time when war is at the forefront of many Americans’ minds, the Wake Forest University Theatre and The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will present Arthur Miller’s dramatic play “All My Sons.” The play will be performed Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be presented at 2 p.m. Nov. 9.
All performances will be held at the MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center on Wake Forest’s Reynolda campus. In conjunction with the play, a post-performance discussion will be held immediately following the performance on Nov. 6 in the MainStage Theatre.
Arthur Miller is known for changing the landscape of American theater with plays that examine the desperate acts that drive a man. “All My Sons” is based on a true story Miller found about a World War II tank manufacturer who knowingly shipped out defective parts that led to the deaths of many soldiers. Miller’s play follows the story of Joe Keller, a father and businessman who places his responsibility to his immediate family above his responsibility to those who rely on the integrity of his work. It examines the morality and consequences of his actions.
The play is directed by Sharon Andrews, associate professor of theatre at Wake Forest and producer for the Little Theatre. The cast will include Wake Forest student actors and local actors, including Mark Pirolo, Tim Austin and Carole Midura. Set designer is Mary Wayne-Thomas, associate professor of theatre and chair of the theatre and dance department. Lighting design is by Jonathan Christman, associate professor of theatre. Wake Forest students Aleshia Price and Lauren Gaston are sound designer and costume designer, respectively. Members of the Little Theatre are also providing production assistance.
Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens; and $5 for students. Tickets are available through the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (336) 758-5295.