The scenario, cast and requirements follow:
About the Show: Arthur Miller, one of America’s greatest playwrights, set All My Sons in a Midwestern community soon after World War II. Inspired by a true story, he was intent on exposing the fragility of the American dream. Miller explores the destructive power of greed and misguided love as demonstrated by Joe Keller, the loving, shortsighted family patriarch. The original 1947 Broadway production won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and two Tony Awards for Best Author and Best Direction (Elia Kazan) of a play. All My Sons shines among Miller’s greatest plays – Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View From The Bridge. With its true and tender romance, its father-son conflict and its sense of impending catastrophe, this story takes hold of our hearts and our imaginations and doesn’t let go for a moment.
Director: Bryna Wortman
Cast size: Nine or Ten (5 men, 4 women, possibly 1 child)
Joe Keller – 50s; warm spirited, loyal family patriarch, self-made man
Kate Keller – early 50s; caring, troubled mother
Chris Keller – 32; Veteran of WWII, fierce sense of loyalty and sense of truth, a listener
Ann Deever – 20s; attractive, caring, truthful, strong spine
George Deever – 20s; protective, wary, cautious, combative, loyal
Dr. Jim Bayliss – Late 30s; hardworking family man, neighbor, self-controlled, touch of sadness
Sue Bayliss – late 30s; family woman, family manager, Jim’s wife
Frank Lubey – 30s; good guy, neighbor, pleasant, animated
Lydia Lubey – 20s; pretty, sociable, friendly
Bert – 8; neighborhood high-spirited boy
Requirements: Prepare to perform a monologue of 1 to 2 minutes demonstrating intelligence, sense of truth, and authenticity. Dirty language is unnecessary. Be prepared, if asked, to also read sides, possibly at auditions, definitely at callbacks.
Please read the entire play before auditions.
Auditions: Fine Arts Center, G Studio, Tues. Dec. 2, 6 to 10 p.m. – juniors/seniors only; Wed. Dec. 3,
6 to10 p.m. – open to the public
Callbacks: Robert E. Will Theatre; Thurs. Dec. 4, 6 to 10 p.m.
Rehearsals: The first read through will be Sat. Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Full rehearsals begin Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. Once school starts, rehearsals will be held Tuesday through Friday, 6 to 10 p.m., sometimes 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Performances will be Feb. 19 through 21 and Feb. 26 through 28, 2015, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 and Mar. 1, 2015, Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.