Theatre Northeast presents "All My Sons"Posted: 10.21.2010
Theatre Northeast will open its 26th season this month with Arthur Millerâ€™s drama, All My Sons. The show will be October 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and October 31 at 2:05 p.m. in the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Northeast Texas Community College.
All My Sons marks the 100th production by Theatre Northeast (the NTCC student theatre group) since the Whatley Center opened 19 years ago. Director, Doug Hoppock, said that he wanted to make this milestone special by producing a play that he has never done, but always wanted to do.
â€śAll My Sons is very near and dear to my heart. It was the first of Arthur Millerâ€™s plays that I ever read back when I was in high school and it solidified within me a quest to read all of his works. When I met our Theatre Northeast students this fall, I earnestly felt that we have the talent and maturity to give this great play a valid and vivid production,â€ť Hoppock said.
The play won the 1947 Tony Award for Best Play and solidified Millerâ€™s place in history as one of Americaâ€™s greatest playwrights. It is set in the peaceful backyard of successful business owner Joe Keller. Joe strives for the American Dream, but two years after World War IIâ€™s end, his family still suffers from its aftershocks. When Chris, the elder son, announces his plan to marry his still missing-in-action brotherâ€™s fiancĂ©e, tremors erupt and crater the foundation of the family. Terrible secrets are revealed and responsibility and accountability for onesâ€™ actions are exacted. This classic play about a familyâ€™s struggle resonates as strongly today as ever as Miller asks us to consider to whom we owe our greatest responsibility; our family or our country.
Cast members for All My Sons are Nick Derby (Waskom) as Joe, Jordan Chambers (Mount Pleasant) as Chris, Holly McCoy (Daingerfield) as Kate, Angela Horn (Mineola) as Ann, Eric Staples (Daingerfield) as George, Brittany Clark (Waskom) as Sue, Joel Burkhalter (Mount Pleasant) as Frank, Hanna Kingston (Mount Pleasant) as Lydia, Joshua Wilcox (Pittsburg) as Bert and Andrew McClain (Hughes Springs) and Lamichael Harkey (Pittsburg) as Jim. Production stage managers are Stormy Mack (Winnsboro) and Ashley Rae Simpson (Daingerfield.)
Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for age 17 and under, $3 for NTCC Faculty, Staff and Sr. Citizens. NTCC students are free with a current ID. Due to limited seating, reservations are requested and may be made by calling the Whatley Center box office at 903-434-8181.
All My Sons contains adult subject matter.
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