Black and Gold presents ‘All My Sons’

Joseph Lovercheck, Staff Writer

The Wayne State College Black and Gold Performing Arts Series is presenting the Montana Repertory Theatre’s, “All My Sons,”
this week.


This performance will take place in Ramsey Theatre on Thursday, starting at 7:30 p.m.


“All My Sons” was written by Arthur Miller, one of America’s greatest 20th century playwrights.


This play portrays the post-World War II experience of that generation and how they continue to resonate with audiences today.


Miller’s story-telling ability reveals the depth of his understanding of the struggles of everyday men and women.


“I first encountered this play in the years after the Vietnam conflict and recently saw the Broadway hit revival as news reports were flooded with moving stories of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan,” director Jere Hodgin said. “The power of Miller’s story about war’s consequences for both veterans and civilians—of honor and sacrifice, of guilt, honesty, hope, and love—is as relevant today as when the play premiered in 1947.


“‘All My Sons’ teaches us that as we struggle in the aftermath of war and conflict, compassion and forgiveness provide the only means by which we will heal.”


The University of Montana’s Repertory Theatre includes actors, directors and designers with Broadway, Off-Broadway, national and regional credits.


Established as a professional touring company in 1967, it is considered to be “one of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country,” according to Montanan Magazine.


Admission to the show is free, but seating capacity is limited, so show up early.