The Stage at Burke Junction
We’re half done with our first show of the season and about to move into our second: Arthur Miller’s amazing classic “All My Sons”. We had a lot of great response to our initial group auditions but now we need to fill out the cast. We’re doing an “All My Sons” specific audition and then callbacks. We would love to see you. Info below:
March 7th from 7pm until the cows have come home
The Stage at Burke Junction
3300 Coach Ln e1
Cameron Park, CA 95682
All roles will be paid a stipend based upon rehearsal commitment and cast size.
Rehearsals are generally weeknights and Saturdays over a six-week period.
Here’s the breakdown.
All My Sons Character Breakdown
By Arthur Miller / Directed by Andrew Vonderschmitt
Rehearsal Begins March 7th
Show Dates – April 22nd – May 15th
A tragedy in three acts. World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth.
All My Sons is a scathing indictment of the American Dream. The story deals with familial obligation, established familial norms and maintaining appearances, the lengths one will go to in the quest of wealth, morality and consequences of action or inaction, liability and the crushing weight of guilt.
*After its publication Arthur Miller was called to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he famously refused to give evidence against others.
Casting the following roles:
Joe Keller — (M to play 50s-60s) A genial, uneducated but hardworking manufacturer, Joe is secretly responsible for the death of 21 pilots because he allowed damaged cylinder heads to be shipped during WWII. He has blamed everything on his former friend and partner, Steve Deever, but during the course of play, his secret is divulged.
Kate Keller — (F to play 40s-50s) Kate maintains that their son, Larry, is alive although the war is over more than 3 years. She is nervous, compelling and truly charming. She is a part of Joe’s secret and has fabricated a web that includes denying her son Chris’s opportunity to marry the girl of his dreams because she used to be “Larry’s girl”.
Chris Keller — (M to play 30s) A strong, steady everyman, Chris served in the war and returned a man with ideals and beliefs. He idolizes his father and believes in his innocence. Chris is devastated when he discovers the truth. He loves Ann and hopes this is the start of a new life for both of them.
Ann Deever — (F to play 20s-30s) An intelligent, lovely girl, Ann has returned home in hopes of marrying Chris. After her father’s imprisonment, she left the area and has been living in New York. She has shunned her father and during the course of the play reveals that Larry committed suicide after hearing about his father’s issues with the law.
George Deever — (M to play 30s) George is Anne’s brother, a successful attorney and WWII veteran and childhood friend of Chris’s. He initially believed in his father’s guilt, but upon visiting Steve in jail, realizes his innocence and becomes enraged at the Kellers for deceiving him. He returns to save his sister from her marriage to Chris and is the catalyst that destroys the Keller family.
Frank Lubey — (M to play 30s) Another childhood friend, Frank was ahead of the draft. He married Lydia and with her has three small children. He is helping Kate by drawing up a horoscope that proves Larry couldn’t have died. He is somewhat simple, but a kind family man.
Lydia Lubey — (F to play 20s-30s) Frank’s wife and George’s former girlfriend, Lydia is the picture of domestic bliss and a sweet, positive example of the one-who-got-away.
Jim Bayliss — (M to play 40s-50s) Jim is a successful doctor, but is frustrated with the stifling domesticity of his life. He wants to become a medical researcher, but continues in his job as it pays the bills. He is a close friend to the Keller family and spends a lot of time in their backyard.
Sue Bayliss — (F to play 30s-50s) Sue is Jim’s wife: needling and dangerous but affectionate, she too is a friend of the Keller family, but is secretly resentful of what she sees as Chris’s bad idealistic influence on Jim. Sue confronts Ann about her resentment of Chris in a particularly volatile scene, revealing to Ann that the neighbors all think Joe is guilty.
Bert — Bert is a little boy who lives in the neighborhood; he is friends with the Bayliss’ son Tommy and frequently visits the Kellers’ yard to play “jail” with Joe. He appears twice in the play.
COVID Policy is still in effect to make everyone as comfortable as possible. Vaccination card checks and masks unless we change things in the next couple of weeks.