Wisbech Players start gearing up for their next production early in the New Year.
They will be performing Arthur Miller’s powerful drama All My Sons at the Angles Theatre in April and start preparing in January.
It has a cast of five men, four women and one young boy and will be directed by David Lewis. There will be read-throughs at Mendis in Wisbech on Monday, January 4, and Thursday, January 7, at 7.30pm. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 11, and Thursday, January 14, at Mendis, starting at 7.30pm. New members – both performers and non-performers – are always welcome.
The play, inspired by real events, apparently deals with issues related to the Second World War, but its themes of flawed humanity, guilt and retribution are universal.
It was Miller’s first commercially successful stage play. During 2015, Miller’s Centenary year, it enjoyed a West End run starring David Suchet.
Performances are from April 19-April 23. For further information, contact secretary Wendy Coles on 01945 474131 or email wisbech firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Keller has made his fortune from the manufacture and supply of parts to the US Army Air Force during the war. Under pressure to keep up supplies and fearful of losing a lucrative contract, he allowed defective engine parts to be shipped out, leading to the deaths of 21 pilots. He subsequently ensured that his business partner and neighbour, Steve Deever, took the blame and went to prison.
Larry, his elder son, has been posted missing-in-action in the war, and Joe’s wife, Kate, refuses to accept that he has died. His younger son, Chris, who idolises his father, is being groomed to take over the firm and plans to marry his late brother’s girlfriend, Ann, daughter of the disgraced business partner. Matters come to a head when Steve’s son, George, informs the family that he intends to pay a visit. There are repercussions for every member of the family, leading to an emotionally charged and ultimately tragic finale.