“All My Sons” is an American classic about a society in a depression and a time of war. During the war, Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop that made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. 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 who 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. Trust, love, betrayal, denial - all are struggles of the human condition. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.
Cast members include:
Joe Keller--Randy Partin, Moss Bluff
Kate Keller--Elise Hamilton, Lake Charles; understudy - Kylie Welch, Lake Charles
Chris Keller--Jonathon Richards, DeRidder
Ann Deever--Suzanne Heironymus, Welsh
George Deever--Chris Reeves, DeRidder
Dr. Jim Bayliss--Ronald Doyle, Singer
Sue Bayliss--Megan Voorhies, Lake Charles; understudy Hanna Philley, Rayville
Frank Lubey--Jean-Luc Waddle, Sulphur
Lydia Lubey--Wesley Saucier; understudy Kylie Welch, Lake Charles
Bert--Alex Gabbert, Lake Charles
Production staff includes:
Technical Director and Scenic Design--Shannon Miller
Lighting Design--Norman McKnight, Lake Charles
Costumer--Bianca Anderson, Iowa
Make-Up Design--Jalisa Hicks, Jonesboro
Properties Master--William Lormand, Lake Charles
Stage Manager--Kevin Delaney, Grand Lake
Assistant Stage Manager—Lormand and Sierra Jones, New Orleans
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