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5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242
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January 7 - February 12, 2012

All My Sons

ALL MY SONS at Live Theatre Workshop

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Glen Coffman

 

The great Arthur Miller's classic play about guilt, responsibility, and the relationship between fathers and sons in the aftermath of World War II. ALL MY SONS asks: What do you believe in—and how do you go on believing—when the world changes, and the ones who gave you those beliefs have let you down? Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this masterpiece launched Arthur Miller's career and crowned him one of America's most successful playwrights.

 

Enjoy a Post Show Opening Reception Saturday, January 7 and meet the cast!
Tickets range from $18 - $15.
There will be two preview performances, Thursday, January 5 & Friday,January 6 at 7:30pm - only $12.
Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm.
Call 327-4242 for reservations TODAY!

 

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

 

DIRECTOR'S NOTES

Arthur Miller aspired to write tragedies of the common man, substituting “average joes” for the kings and warriors of classic tragedy. All My Sons is his closest replication of that form. The play employs a flawed hero, an action injurious to society, and a “chorus” of the outside community commenting on the action, which takes place in one location in the course of one day, and punishment for transgressing society’s moral code is the inevitable outcome.

All My Sons resonates as powerfully today, in our current climate of war and corporate greed, as it did when it was written 65 years ago. Miller sees personal and social responsibility as the remedy for the cultural sin of self-interest, even more so than the actual punishment for the crime against society. The play implores us to be better. Miller explores timeless themes in a play that is in its own right timeless as well as timely. All My Sons demonstrates how classical tragedy continues to speak to us through the millennia.

Glen Coffman - Director

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK (1944), ALL MY SONS (1947), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (1949), THE CRUCIBLE (1953), A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS (1955), AFTER THE FALL (1964), INCIDENT AT VICHY (1964), THE PRICE (1968), THE CREATION OF THE WORLD AND OTHER BUSINESS (1972), THE ARCHBISHOP'S CEILING (1977), THE AMERICAN CLOCK (1980) AND PLAYING FOR TIME. Later plays include THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN (1991), THE LAST YANKEE (1993), BROKEN GLASS (1994), MR. PETERS’ CONNECTIONS (1998), RESURRECTION BLUES (2002), and FINISHING THE PICTURE (2004). Other works include “Focus,” a novel (1945), “The Misfits,” a screenplay (1960), and the texts for “In Russia” (1969), “In the Country” (1977), and “Chinese Encounters” (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include “Salesman in Beijing” (1984) and “Timebends,” an autobiography (1988). Short fiction includes the collection “I Don’t Need You Anymore” (1967), the novella “Homely Girl, a Life” (1995) and “Presence: Stories” (2007). He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Michigan in 1936. He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.


Christopher Johnson as Chris and Marissa Garcia as Anne in a scene from ALL MY SONS

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Ryan Butler - Frank Lubey- has appeared in Arizona productions of THE FOREIGNER, WORDS WORDS WORDS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, WEST SIDE STORY and most recently at LTW with Etcetera in JAILBAIT, THE BOOK OF LIZ, THE WIZARDS HAVE LANDED, ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS and SAY YOU LOVE SATAN. Ryan’s directing credits include AN AMERICAN MILLIONAIRE and AN EVENING AT FLEET STREET: HIGHLIGHTS FROM SWEENEY TODD. Ryan graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2009 with a M.A. in English Literature and from the University of Arizona in 2005 with a B.A. in Classics and Theatre.


Glen Coffman - Direction- is a founding member of Winding Road Theater Ensemble. His Tucson directing credits include MIXED MESSAGES for Borderlands Theatre, OF MICE AND MEN for Beowulf Alley, and HOLY SPIRIT ON GRAND AVENUE, LEMON SKY and PICNIC for Live Theatre Workshop. Independent productions include THAT SLUT! and NEW HOUSE NEW DOG. At the University of Arizona he directed productions of TRACERS and TROJAN WOMEN. For Winding Road he directed the inaugural production DOROTHY PARKER’S LAST CALL as well as THE LION IN WINTER, FIFTH OF JULY and A HUMAN EQUATION.


Emilee Foster - Lydia Lubey- received her extensive acting training in New York City from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. While there, she was featured in several roles, including Cleopatra (ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA), Alma (SUMMER AND SMOKE) and Ophelia (HAMLET). She recently made her debut at Live Theatre Workshop in Etcetera’s production of PERSEPHONE OR SLOW TIME, where she can be seen later this season in THE GOOD BODY.


Marissa Garcia - Anne Deever - is a Tucson native and received her BFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona. Since graduating, Marissa has performed and directed with companies throughout Arizona, Colorado and California. She was seen on Los Angeles stages in premieres of Bernardo Solano’s Lost and Evangeline Ordaz’s VISTORS’ GUIDE TO ARIVACA, a show she was also involved in here with Borderlands Theater. Other credits include: Barbara Undershaft in MAJOR BARBARA (The Rogue Theatre), Ana in LIVING OUT (2005 Mac Award Nominee–Best Actress), Julia in SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS (Borderlands Theater); Thomasina in ARCADIA, Cordelia in KING LEAR (Arizona Repertory Theatre) and Evelyn in CLOSE TIES (Catalina Players).


Rhonda Hallquist - Sue Bayliss- has been directing and acting in local theatre productions for many years now. She has worked with Tucson Art Theater (VALENTINE’S DAY, WAITING FOR LEFTY, THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE), and One in Ten Theatre (A LATE SNOW, STREET THEATRE, MOVIE QUEENS). An original member of Bloodhut Productions, she spent 10 years creating and performing OUR OWN BODIES: STORIES FROM THE BLOODHUT, I KNOW AN OLD WOMAN and ONLY SKIN DEEP, among others. Recent local performances include Beth (DINNER WITH FRIENDS), Casey (ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS -- 2009 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy), Lane (THE CLEAN HOUSE -- 2010 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy), Betty (WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY), Suzanne (DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER), Maureen (THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE), Female Greek Chorus (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) and Rachel (RECKLESS).


David Alexander Johnston as Joe and Peg Peterson as Kate in a scene from ALL MY SONS

Alexander Hupp - Bert - has been a student of Live Theater Workshop’s education program for the previous four years. He has performed in LTW Family Theatre’s production of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Ensemble) and in Winding Road Theater Ensemble’s production of Toni Press-Coffman’s ARMOR (Peter). He has also appeared in two local commercials and recently completed a book trailer for ‘Can You Hear the Music?’ by Sandra Farris.


Christopher Johnson - Chris Keller- is proudly in his fifth season as the Artistic Director of Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop, where notable credits include THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING), JAILBAIT, DYING CITY, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, SAY YOU LOVE SATAN, THE EATING DISORDER TALENT SHOW (which he wrote), MR. MARMALADE, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, DANNY & THE DEEP BLUE SEA, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, KITTY KITTY KITTY, THE PENIS MONOLOGUES, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH (2009 Mac Award nomination, Best Actor and 2009 Mac Award winner, Best Musical), SAVAGE IN LIMBO, DOG SEES GOD, BUG, SWEET EROS, FAT PIG, THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, TAPE, CORPUS CHRISTI, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, COWBOY MOUTH, TITUS ANDRONICUS and TITANIC. Select mainstage credits at LTW include THE SANTALAND DIARIES, CLOUD 9, LEMON SKY (2009 Mac Award nomination, Best Actor), A PERFECT GANESH, BABY WITH THE BATHWATER and THE MOUSETRAP. Christopher has performed elsewhere with The Rogue Theatre (AS I LAY DYING), Winding Road Theater Ensemble -- which he is the newest member of (UNITED, FIFTH OF JULY, THE LION IN WINTER, ARMOR), Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, CAMINO REAL), Invisible Theatre (SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS) and Brachiate Theatre Project (MACBETH). He was recently nominated for the 2012 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award for Emerging Performance Artists in Arizona.


David Alexander Johnston - Joe Keller- is happy to be back at LTW in ALL MY SONS. He has recently been seen on stage with The Invisible Theatre in 2 ACROSS, AN EMPTY PLATE AT THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF, LEAVING IOWA and DON’T TALK TO THE ACTORS. He has performed with Arizona Theatre Company in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE FANTASTICKS and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and in a variety of roles in MY FAIR LADY. He performed with Arizona Opera in THREEPENNY OPERA, BARBER OF SEVILLE, CARMEN, and GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST. His other professional theatre credits include major roles in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, BIG RIVER, I DO! I DO!, THE ODD COUPLE and THE FOREIGNER. His television and movie credits include ‘After Armageddon,’ ‘Day of Redemption,’ ‘Spin,’ ‘The Unflyable Plane,’ for BBC, ‘Fast Getaway II,’ ‘Tank Girl’ and several regional and national commercials and industrial films. Tucson audiences may recognize David from his roles as The Actor in WOMAN IN BLACK, The Old Man in PRELUDE TO A KISS, Marvin in FALSETTOLAND, Buzz in LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, PT Barnum in BARNUM and most recently as Male Greek Chorus in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE.


David Alexander Johnston as Joe, Marissa Garcia as Anne, Peg Peterson as Kate, Christopher Johnson as Chris and Steve Wood as George in a scene from ALL MY SONS

Peg Peterson - Kate Keller - a regular on the Mainstage at Live Theatre Workshop, Peg has been seen in productions of THE FOURTH WALL, BROADWAY BOUND, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC & OLD LACE, LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, FUNNY MONEY, BEAU JEST and PICNIC. A member of the Board of Directors at LTW, Peg has also performed in numerous plays with Family Theatre, LTW’s Children’s Theatre series. She was last seen performing at LTW in Etcetera’s production of KIMBERLY AKIMBO, in the title role.


Lucille Petty - Production Stage Manager - is a regular technician behind the scenes with Etcetera and the mainstage at LTW, having served on the production teams for THE SISTERS ROSENSWIEG, THE EATING DISORDER TALENT SHOW and THE BOOK OF LIZ, to name a few. She is also LTW’s in-house video producer - filming and editing preview videos on YouTube. She recently performed with Invisible Theatre in CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Lauren) and can next be seen in the late-night reading of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES with Etcetera.


Brian Wees - Dr. Jim Bayliss - is always glad to be back at LTW. Brian spent his early years honing his skills on the stages of Washington D.C. and New York City -- Most notably as an original cast member in Joseph Papp’s Off-Broadway production of HAGAR’S CHILDREN. Since moving to Tucson Brian has appeared in numerous productions, most notably including Quintessential Stage’s A SKULL IN CONNEMARA and THE WEIR; Beowulf Alley’s OF MICE AND MEN; LTW’s CHAPTER TWO and PICNIC; Brachiate’s MACBETH; Borderlands’ GUANTANAMO; The Rouge’s THE DEAD; Arizona Repertory Theatre’s RUM & COKE; Winding Road’s A HUMAN EQUATION and Invisible Theatre’s CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION.


Steve Wood - George Deever- has previously appeared with Etcetera at LTW in THE BOOK OF LIZ, SAY YOU LOVE SATAN, ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS, KILLER JOE and KITTY KITTY KITTY, in addition to appearing in the mainstage production of CLOUD 9. Steve has performed locally with Alternative Theatre Company (BEYOND THERAPY, DIRTY SECRETS, THE GAYEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER), Winding Road Theatre Ensemble (A HUMAN EQUATION, THE LION IN WINTER) and Studio Connections (BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, TICK TICK...BOOM!, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and ALL IN THE TIMING).


 

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