All My Sons

All My Sons

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From The Farmville Herald, November 14, 1997

H-SC To Present Arthur Miller's All My Sons 


The Hampden-Sydney Department of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the student organization The Jongleurs, will present its fall production All My Sons by Arthur Miller.  A searing look at both business ethics and economic stresses, the play is a heartrending picture of an American family systematically torn apart by the conflicting pulls of money and moral responsibility.  All My Sons will begin on Thursday, November 20, and run through Saturday, November 22. 

Set in late 1947, the play centers around the events of a single summer day at the Keller household.  Dealing with a number of postwar issues, the family is plagued by greed deception, love, and lies.  The play builds to an exciting climax when shattering news is brought to the Keller's attention and old secrets are unearthed. 

All My Sons is the first play at Hampden-Sydney College under the direction of new Assistant Professor of Theatre Shirley Kagan.  Ms. Kagan's expertise have taken her throughout the country and across the globe.  Her previous experiences include work at the Adams Memorial Theater in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Seattle New Playwright's Festival, several productions in Honolulu, and the Terpsichore Theatre in Tokyo. 

The cast and production crew is comprised of students from both Hampden-Sydney and Longwood.  Performances are at 7:30 in Johns Auditorium.  General admission is $5; students will be admitted without charge.