Before New York sees the 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, scheduled for May at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre will stage its own Sons, featuring Joseph Costa and Trish Hawkins as Joe and Kate Keller.
Ken Albers will direct this Pulitzer-winning drama, which tells of a World War II munitions maker who cut corners on aircraft engines, then let his partner take the blame when young pilots started falling out of the sky. Years later, his own son uncovers dad's guilt. The play originally appeared on Broadway in 1947 and will have its IRT mounting Feb. 25-March 22. The opening is scheduled for Feb. 28.
Trish Hawkins, a veteran of NY's Circle Rep, appeared on Broadway in Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly. Joseph Costa, making his IRT debut, has worked often at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Appearing with them in Sons are Craig Mather (Chris), Deborah Staples (Shakespeare Rep), Timothy Thomas (George), Chris Chamberlin (Bert), Chuck Goad (Frank), Mark Goetzinger (Bayliss), Constance Macy (Lydia) and Lynne Perkins (Sue). Director Albers has served as artistic director for the Actors Company of Cleveland and most recently directed Shaw's St. Joan for L.A.'s Deaf West Theatre Company.
Designers for All My Sons are Anne Murphy (costumes), Victor A. Becker (set) and Ann Wrightson (lighting).
Other plays by Miller include The Crucible, Death Of A Salesman, Broken Glass and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. For tickets ($16-$30) and information on All My Sons at Indiana Rep in Indianapolis, call (317) 635-5252.
--By David Lefkowitz