Sunday, February 16, 2014

All My Sons—Stageworks Northwest—Longview, WA



“Sins of the Father”

This classic Arthur Miller play is being staged by this theatre at their space at 1433 Commerce Ave. in Longview, WA.  It is directed by Bethany Pithan and Katherine Jansen, who also designed the set.  It will be running through March 2nd.  For more information on this show, and their next production, the musical of 9 to 5, go to www.stageworksnorthwest.org or call 360-636-4488.

This play is the one that put Arthur Miller on the map.  Afterwards, he wrote The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, both also considered classics.  Ghosts from the past, the legacy and heritage of one’s name, the blurred lines between right and wrong in basically good people, and paying with your life for what you believe or atoning for perceived wrongs, were all prominent themes in his works.  This play starts that ball rolling.