Robyn Nevin and John Howard. Photo; James Green
John Howard, Robyn Nevin, Chris Ryan, Eryn Jean Norvill and Josh McConville are amongst the cast for Sydney Theatre Company’s All My Sons by Arthur Miller. STC Resident Director Kip Williams is at the helm following the success of The Golden Age in January and Miss Julie, currently at Melbourne Theatre Company.
In an era of burgeoning optimism following the end of World War II, manufacturer Joe Keller (Howard) believes success and wealth are available to anyone with entrepreneurial spirit. His wife Kate (Nevin) has her own delusions, refusing to give up hope that their son Larry, missing in action for three and a half years, will one day turn up alive.
When their surviving son Chris (Ryan) reveals he is in love with his brother’s fiancée Ann (Norvill), the controversial romance threatens to throw a dark secret to the surface. The arrival of Ann’s justice-craving brother George (McConville), only ratchets up the almost unbearable tension in the Keller home, in this classic tale of the shattering of the American dream.
John Howard, who throughout much of the 1980s and ‘90s was an almost permanent presence on Sydney Theatre Company stages, makes a welcome return to the Company for the first time since 2000. Former Artistic Director Robyn Nevin and Eryn Jean Norvill were both seen at STC in last year’s King Lear as well as earlier teaming up for Suddenly Last Summer, for which director Kip Williams received the Helpmann Award for Best Director
Cast: Toby Challenor, Anita Hegh, John Howard, Bert LaBonte, John Leary, Josh McConville, Robyn Nevin, Eryn Jean Norvill, Jack Ruwald, Chris Ryan, Contessa Treffone
Director: Kip Williams
4 June – 9 July. Opening Night: Thursday 9 June at 7.30 pm
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Box Office: 02 9250 1777. www.sydneytheatre.com.au
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