It’s the American dream, slowly being burned from the inside out. The Kellers’ house is quaint, the family is friendly and the lawn is manicured – at first. Then, bit by bit, we see Arthur Miller’s darkness oozing out of this perfect picture until it’s all out in the open…. [Martha] Henry’s casting choices shake up typical expectations for “All My Sons” and give the play a contemporary layer, which I applaud.
All My Sons may bring us back to a very specific time and place in history, but the horrors of these characters’ realities and the decisions they make no doubt continue to ring true in our workaholic, success-obsessed society.