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Arthur Miller’s WWII Family Drama, All My Sons

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is proud to present Arthur Miller’s American classic play, All My Sons directed by Fred Friedland.

Set a few years after World War II, All My Sons opens in the Keller family backyard. They look like a mid-century American success story. Joe runs the business, Kate runs the home and their son, Chris, will inherit it all. But there is something rotten in the Keller household and secrets have a way of getting out. The Kellers have been waiting for their MIA son Larry to turn up alive since the end of the war. No matter how unlikely his return, Kate cannot give up hope. Surviving son Chris has fallen in love with his brother’s fiancée Ann and, on a visit to the Keller family home, their controversial romance opens up shallow wounds. Amidst accusations of war crimes and the impending reality that Larry is never coming home, the confrontation that follows exposes secrets and lies too big to be forgiven.

Performances will take place across Mariposa County starting with opening weekend on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. and including a matinee performance on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre.

The following weekend, All My Sons will play on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at the El Portal Community Hall and Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Coulterville Park. The Coulterville performance on June 1 is outdoors and free to the public –– audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to enjoy the show from the park lawn.

General admission is $12, or $10 for seniors and students and $9 for Mariposa Arts Council Members. Tickets are available for purchase at the Arts Council’s downtown office/gallery, online at MariposaCountyArtsCouncil.org or at the door provided seating is still available.

All My Sons is performed by an exceptionally talented local cast and crew:

Joe Keller . . . . . Billy Brown
Kate Keller . . . . . Tina Dearing
Chris Keller . . . . . Ira Jones
Ann Deever . . . . . Audrey Davis
George Deever . . . . . Jacob Garcia
Jim Bayliss . . . . . Harve Dearing
Sue Bayliss . . . . . Matty Elliott
Frank Lubey . . . . . Daniel Norlund
Lydia Lubey . . . . . Clestina Kelso
Burt . . . . . Wyatt Brouillette
Director and Lighting Design . . . . .Fred Friedland
Assistant Director and Set Design . . . . . Carol Dewey
Costumer . . . . . Anna Rotondaro

For additional information, contact the Mariposa Arts Council at (209) 966-3155 or email Alicia Rodriguez.

All My Sons is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is supported in part by the County of Mariposa, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

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