USD Theatre to present Arthur Millerâ�?�?s â�?�?All My Sonsâ�?�? The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present Arthur Miller's classic American drama All My Sons, Feb. 25 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. Arthur Miller is one of the seminal voices in American theatre whose probing social dramas Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge, and The Crucible have been known to provide an honest and true view of the American psyche. First staged in 1947, All My Sons is Miller's first play to appear on Broadway and his first theatrical success. It confronts morality in the face of desperation, parental responsibility and the deconstruction of the American Dream – themes that are trademarks of Miller's work. Upon its arrival on Broadway, All My Sons was especially appealing to a nation that had just emerged from both an economic depression and a war. Given our nation's current involvement in conflicts overseas and a seriously depressed economy, the play's themes are as relevant today as they were in 1947. Paul Petersen of Cheyenne, WY, plays Joe Keller, an exonerated war profiteer and the Keller family's patriarch. Ivory Stahly of Sioux Falls plays his wife, Kate, a mother mourning the death of one of her sons during the war. Tyler Hudson of South Sioux City, NE, plays Chris their remaining son, and Danielle Heeren of Sioux Falls plays Ann Deever, Chris' love interest and the daughter of Joe Keller's ex-business partner. Brian Zealand and Frederick Adams of Omaha, NE, Shane Sather of Watertown, Avalon Kann of McGregor, IA, and Mary Fitzgibbons of Sioux Falls, round out the cast of neighbors and family members who help move the drama to its cathartic end. Directed by professor Ronald L. Moyer, All My Sons features scenic and costume designs by theatre faculty Tim Case and Linda Wigley Scribner, respectively. Graduate students Lionel Riley of Chicago, IL, designs the lighting while Aaron Larson of Chamberlain, designs the sound. Tickets to All My Sons are $10 for adults, $6 for youth (K-12) and non-USD students, and $4 for USD students with current ID. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to curtain on days of performance beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18. Reservations can be made by calling (605) 677-5400 or online at www.usd.edu/cfa/Theatre.
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