Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, Tristan Wilson, announces two free events during the July 19 through August 4 run of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
How far are you willing to go for the American Dream?
Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama, All My Sons
, examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream.
An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
Directed by Julianne Boyd, All My Sons stars Jeff McCarthy (BSC’s Sweeney Todd, Follies and Mack & Mabel) as Joe Keller, Lizbeth Mackay (BSC’s A View from the Roof) as Kate Keller, Josh Clayton (Chris Keller), Rebecca Brooksher(BSC’s Private Lives) as Ann Deever, Andy Nogasky (Frank Lubey), Pilar Witherspoon (Sue Bayliss), Emily Kunkel (Lydia Lubey), Peter Reardon (Dr. Jim Bayliss), Matthew Carlson (George Deever), and Andrew Gillman (Bert).
The two free events for All My Sons are:
July 24. Post-Show Discussion: All My Sons. Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Following the Tuesday 7pm performance.
July 29. CONVERSATIONS WITH… Materialism, Socialism and Paternal Conflict in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons with Dr. Susan C. W. Abbotson. Sunday at 3:30pm. Ferrin Gallery, 437 North Street, Pittsfield. Written and set in the 1940s, All My Sons, with its tale of a family torn apart, exhibits many of the discordances that arose within the American family during this traumatic period of war and recovery. Social changes of the era, especially, affected the relationship between father and child, which is tellingly portrayed in Miller’s tale of the Kellers. Free (reservations recommended).
Performances of All My Sons are at BSC’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding July 20), Sunday at 5pm. Tickets: $15-$60. Seniors: $38 all matinees. Youth 18 and under $15 all performances except Saturday evenings.
About Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company, a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA, was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Barrington Stage’s mission is three-fold: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways to bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it workshopped, and premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards and played more than 1,000 performances. In 2009/2010 Barrington Stage produced the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session, which later moved Off-Broadway and has played more than 750 performances. Barrington Stage was voted “Best Live Theatre” by The Berkshire Eagle readers in 2011 and 2012 and was named “Best Theatre Company” in Metroland’s Best of the Capital Region 2009-2011.