All My Sons

All My Sons

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All My Sons, Arthur Miller's first commercial success, tells the story of an American family caught up in the struggle between personal responsibility and duty to their country. Joe Keller, a successful, self-made man has done a terrible thing: during World War II, hurriedly trying to meet an order from the Army, he knowingly sold them defective airplane parts which later caused the planes to crash and killed 21 men. He engineered his own exoneration and falsely turned in his business partner; now, his son is about to marry the partner's daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is revealed. Joe, spending his whole life in the pursuit of wealth for the sake of his family, represents the American Dream gone wrong.


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Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



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Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1947
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

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