During the war, Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men, while Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison, and his father’s partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.
Author: Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller’s Tony Award winning play “All My Sons” opens Community Players’ 95th Season. The show was first presented at Community Players in January of 1981. This play is based upon a true story that Arthur Miller first heard while visiting his family in Ohio. Bruce and Kathy Parrish were the director and producer of the 1981 production, and now return for the 2017 production in the same positions. This production received high critical praise from the reviewer, with audience responses to the staff and the actors with the same high praise.