All My Sons
Inspired by a true story, this gripping and timeless classic takes us through 24 hours of a successful business man’s life; Joe runs the business, Kate runs the home, and their son will inherit it all. But there is something rotten in the Keller household. A decision that had tragic consequences, Joe sold the government defective airplane parts during World War II and allowed the blame to fall on his business partner. All while waiting for his MIA son, Larry, to return from the war, the truth about Joe is exposed and his life unravels when his son, Chris, prepares to marry his business partner’s daughter.
A compelling portrait of flawed, captivating characters, All My Sons was Miller’s first major success and it’s politics and impact remain as relevant today as ever. Originally directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Kazan and Harold Clurman, it won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, beating Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. In 1947 it won the Tony awards for best author and best direction, also winning best revival of a play in 1987.