Swine Palace Presents “All My Sons” Feb. 4-14

01/14/2015 09:56 AM

BATON ROUGE – Swine Palace continues its 2014-15 season with its production of “All My Sons,” a tribute to Arthur Miller in celebration of his centennial with a production of his first commercial success.

 

Directed by Jane Page, all performances of “All My Sons” will be held in the Claude L. Shaver Theater, located in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building.

 

“All My Sons” won the 1947 Drama Critics Award for Best New Play and established Miller as a leading American playwright.

 

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 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. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.

 

“All My Sons” will run for a total of 11 performances Feb. 4-14, including a Pay-What-You-Can preview and one $15 sneak preview. Weekday and Saturday performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performances held at 2 p.m.

 

To purchase tickets or for more information on this and other Swine Palace productions, visit www.swinepalace.org.

 

About Swine Palace
Founded in 1992, Swine Palace operates with a dual mission to provide South Louisiana with high-quality, professional productions of classical and contemporary theatre with an emphasis on plays exploring issues of social equity while also serving as a training ground for students in Louisiana State University’s MFA Professional Actor and Technical/Design Training Programs. For 21 seasons, Swine Palace has produced more than 70 productions, including many regional and world premieres in Baton Rouge. Under the leadership of Managing Director Kristin Sosnowsky and Artistic Director George Judy, Swine Palace mounts three to four productions each season and employs five to 12 guest actors, directors and designers from across the country.  Recent guest artists have included Ping Chong, Deb Alley, Adam Rapp, Steve Young, Mia Katigbak, Clayton Corzatte, Adolphus Ward and Lance Nichols.

 

 

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Contact Karli Henderson
LSU Department of Theatre & Swine Palace
225-578-9277
khend25@lsu.edu

 

Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015