|The City Theatre Company
|3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722 512-524-2870 firstname.lastname@example.org
|The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
|Thursday - Saturday 8 pm.
Sunday 3 pm.
- June 3
|Arthur Miller’s American classic comes to Austin this May
City Theatre Austin proudly presents the critically-acclaimed stage drama All My Sons,
Arthur Miller’s masterpiece about one man search for the American dream – and the
ultimate destruction in his pursuit. This gripping portrait of a life and family – won the New
York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Antoinette Perry Award when it first opened in 1947
and, because of its relevance, is still being produced in theatres today.
With Rick Smith, Tracy Hurd, Sean Gordon,
Christina Little - Manley, Beau Paul, Phillip Smith,Ty Wylie,
Marett Hanes, Katrin Otterness, and Joe Colaleo.
Directed by guest director Tracy Arnold.
I know you're no worse than most men, but I thought you were better. I never saw you as a
man. I saw you as my father.” – Chris, All My Sons
How far would a man go to protect his family from the past? Arthur Miller’s award-winning
stage classic tells the story of patriarch Joe Keller, desperately wanting to secure the
financial security of his family and the legacy he spent so many years building. But the
dark shadows of his business, those hurt and punished, and the hopeful arrival of a son
who may not return from fighting abroad, create a post-war American family in a tragic
downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss. This gripping and emotional story demands its
audience examine the definition of social and personal responsibility, and the distance we
may travel in search of the American dream.
The success of a play, especially one's first success, is somewhat like pushing against a
door which suddenly opens from the other side. One may fall on one's face, but certainly a
new room is opened. – Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller remains one of the leading American playwrights of the twentieth century. He
was born October 1915 in New York City, the son of a woman’s clothing manufacturer, who
was ruined during the economic collapse of the 1930s. Living through young adulthood,
Miller was shaped by the poverty that surrounded him. The Depression demonstrated to
the playwright the vulnerability of human existence in the modern era. Miller's first play to
make it to Broadway, The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), was a dismal failure, closing
after only four performances. This early setback almost discouraged him from writing at all,
but, luckily for American theater, he gave himself one more try. In 1947, three years later,
All My Sons won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, launching Miller
into theatrical stardom. The drama centering on a man’s family, and his moral crisis in
society, is at the core of all of Miller’s plays, but nowhere is it more prominent than in Death
of a Salesman, which secured his reputation as one of the nation's foremost playwrights.
His sense of social consciousness continued giving us more great dramas including The
Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955). His extensive list of works spans the
last seven decades and include plays, screenplays, novels, and essays. Some of his other
notable plays include Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Ride Down Mount
Morgan (1991), Broken Glass (1994), Resurrection Blues (2002) and Broadway and
London West End revivals of All My Sons in 2008 and 2010.
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller
May 11 – June 3. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or email@example.com.