Los Angeles' Matrix Theatre Plans Multi-Racial All My Sons

News   Los Angeles' Matrix Theatre Plans Multi-Racial All My Sons
Arthur Miller's Keller family and their neighbors take on a whole new dynamic in the Matrix Theatre's multi-racial production of All My Sons, which will debut Oct. 13 in Los Angeles.

Cast member A.K. Murtadha
Cast member A.K. Murtadha

Cameron Watson will direct a cast including Alex Morris, Anne Gee Byrd, A.K. Murtadha, Linda Park, James Hiroyuki Liao, Anita Barone, Taylor Nichols, Maritxell Carrero and Armand Vasquez.

All My Sons, which opens Oct. 22 for a run through Dec. 18, is presented as part of a programming trilogy at the Matrix examining race in America that included Lydia Diamond’s Stick Fly (set to premiere on Broadway this fall) and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Neighbors.

According to the Matrix, "In All My Sons, Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, knowingly turned out defective airplane parts that caused the deaths of many men. Now, the past has come back to haunt their families."

"We've cast this play in a very deliberate way," said producer Joseph Stern in a statement. "The Kellers are a mixed race family—Joe Keller is black (Morris), Kate Keller is white (Byrd), and son Chris is bi-racial (Murtadha). The Deevers are Asian with Park as Ann Deever and Liao as George. Meanwhile, the neighbor families, the Baylisses (Barone and Nichols) and the Lubeys (Carrero and Vasquez) are white and Latino, respectively."

All My Sons will have set design by John Iacovelli, lighting design by Brian Gale, costume design by Marcy Froehlich and properties design by Chuck Olsen.

For tickets phone (323) 960-7773 or visit MatrixTheatre. The Matrix Theatre is located at 7657 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

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