Cedarville University to Present WWII Drama "All My Sons"

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University will present the powerful drama "All My Sons" March 25-27 and April 1-3 in the Cedarville University Stevens Student Center Theater. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each night with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 27. Set in WWII America, "All My Sons" champions the necessity for personal integrity in the face of political expediency. Arthur Miller's powerful yet compassionate drama reveals characters who struggle to live and love honorably in a world where traditional rules of conduct are challenged by war. The story revolves around Joe Keller and his partner, who run a machine shop which manufactures airplane parts. Defective cylinder heads cause the death of more than 20 combat fliers, and Keller's partner is sent to prison. However, Keller escapes condemnation and remains a free and wealthy man. Keller has two sons - Larry, a pilot declared missing in action; and Chris, who has just returned from combat in the South Pacific. Chris leaves the foreign battlefield to find himself on the battlefield of his backyard where he faces his greatest enemy. The story drives explosively to the electrifying final confrontation between father and son. The play is directed by Springfield resident Rebecca Baker, who is an assistant professor of communication arts at Cedarville University. Tickets sales begin March 11; cost is $11 for adults and $7 for students. There is a $1 discount for cash sales. Call 937-766-4491 or 1-800-860-7625 for more information. Cedarville University`s theatre program has received high praise from local theatre critics. "Dayton City Paper" named the University`s production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Best Collegiate Production of a Play for the 2002-2003 theatrical season. -30-