Season 2022

All My Sons

All My Sons

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Jan Mahoney

Jul 29 – Aug 20

If you were forced to choose between your personal or social responsibilities, impacting your family, livelihood, and reputation, without knowing the consequences of that choice, what would you do?

Set in 1946 in a small town in Ohio, the respectable Keller family are coming to terms with their eldest son being declared missing in action. Patriarch Joe owns a factory that made airplane parts for the war effort. His wife Kate refuses to believe her son is dead and youngest sibling Chris is in love with his brother’s girlfriend.

Joe’s possible involvement in a war tragedy sparks an examination of greed, denial and guilt which entangles the Kellers, their friends, and neighbours. What secrets could rot a family from the inside and spoil everything they touch?

Based on a true story, this modern classic explores the space between guilt and innocence, ruin and respectability, and the fallacy of the American Dream.

By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty, Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Director Jan Mahoney shares her personal connection with All My Sons.

Castle Hill Players acknowledge the Bediagal People who are the traditional custodians of the land on which the Pavilion Theatre is built.