All My Sons, With Jeff McCarthy, Lizbeth Mackay, Rebecca Brooksher, Josh Clayton, Opens at Barrington Stage
22 Jul 2012
Josh Clayton and Jeff McCarthy
Photo by Kevin Sprague
Barrington Stage Company's new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, opening July 22 following previews from July 19, features Jeff McCarthy and Lizbeth Mackay as Joe and Kate Keller, whose lives are shattered with the revelation of a deadly secret. Performances play to Aug. 4.
The 1947 family drama of public shame and personal tragedy linked to a corrupt business choice plays BSC's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, MA.
McCarthy starred in BSC's Sweeney Todd, Follies and Mack & Mabel, and Broadway's Urinetown and The Pirate Queen. Mackay is a veteran of BSC's A View from the Roof and Broadway's Doubt, Crimes of the Heart and more.
BSC artistic director Julianne Boyd directs a cast that also includes Josh Clayton as Chris Keller, Rebecca Brooksher (BSC's Private Lives, Lincoln Center Theater's Dying City) as Ann Deever, Andy Nogasky as Frank Lubey, Pilar Witherspoon as Sue Bayliss, Emily Kunkel as Lydia Lubey, Peter Reardon (Broadway's Meet Me in St. Louis, White Christmas) as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Matthew Carlson (Hamlet at the Delacorte) as George Deever and Andrew Gillman as Bert.
The design team includes David Barber (sets), Jennifer Moeller (costumes), Scott Pinkney (lights) and Will Pickins (sound). Wendy Ouellete is production stage manager.
"Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller's landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream," according to BSC notes. "An explosive secret threatens to tear the Keller family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one's actions. The inspiration for the play came from a wartime anecdote Miller heard about a woman who had turned in her father for delivering defective equipment to the U.S. military. From this Miller shaped a drama not about war, but about a topic he knew better: the working class man."
All My Sons won the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award as Best New Play. Miller's Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge would follow.