Monday, June 26th at 7pm
Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, June 28th
Starting Monday July 17th – Thursday Sept. 7th
Sunday-Thursday, Sundays 6-9pm
and weekday evenings 7-10pm.
*you will not be called to every rehearsal
Sept. 8th-18th: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm
Please bring a headshot and resume. Please Prepare A One Minute Dramatic Monologue. There Will Be Cold Readings From The Script.
Please note that The Heights Players is a non-profit theater and this is a non-equity production. All cast and crew volunteer their time and talent. The Heights Players is a membership organization, there is no pay or stipend for any role or position.
There is a $20 membership fee, if cast.
All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Joseph Pacifico
Synopsis: All My Sons, like most of Miller’s work, is a critique of capitalism, demonstrating the effects of greed on humans. The characters bring these themes to life through their relationships with the times, with one another and with their purpose in each plot twist.
Joe Keller, a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate, and son, Chris, in a suburban American neighborhood. They have only one sadness in their lives – the loss of their other son, Larry, who went missing in World War II. After three years, Kate still clings to the hope that her son is alive. Chris would like her to give up that hope so they can go on with their lives. Chris has developed a relationship with Ann, an old neighbor and Larry’s former fiancée. Chris invites Ann to come to the Keller home, where he intends to propose.
We learn that Ann’s father (Steve Deever) is in prison for patching up and sending out a batch of defective machine parts that caused the death of 21 pilots during the war while working in Joe’s factory. Joe was also accused of this crime, convicted and set free on appeal. So, Steve went to prison and Joe returned home and grew his factory business.
Please note that people of all races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. We may also be casting Understudies for lead & supporting roles.
JOE KELLER (M, 55-60) husband, father and factory owner who made aircraft engine cylinder warheads for the military during World War II. Husband to Kate, father to Chris and Larry (WWII MIA).
KATE KELLER (F, 50-55): Wife of Joe who believes son Larry is still alive. Mother to Chris and Larry (WWII MIA). Kate lives in denial and believes that Ann Deever is still “Larry’s girl.”
CHRIS KELLER (M, 32): son of Joe and Kate. Chris returned home from WWII two years before the play begins. Chris has summoned Ann Deever to the Keller house to ask her hand in marriage. Chris idolizes his father.
ANN DEEVER (F, 26): Ann arrives at the Keller home having shunned her father since his imprisonment for his involvement in the manufacture of faulty aircraft engine cylinder heads, causing the death of 21 soldiers. She was involved in a relationship with Larry before he went off to war and she has developed a relationship with Chris (through correspondence) before she comes to the Keller home.
GEORGE DEEVER (M, 31): Ann’s older brother, a successful New York lawyer, WWII veteran and a childhood friend of Chris and Larry.
DR. JIM BAYLISS (M, 40): friend of the Keller family, a successful doctor, frustrated with the stifling domesticity of his life. He would rather have a career in medical research, but remains a doctor to “pay the bills.”
SUE BAYLISS (F, 40): Jim’s wife. She is needling but affectionate. She is a friend of the Keller family, but holds resentment for what she sees as Chris’ idealistic influence on Jim.
FRANK LUBEY (M, 33): Frank was always one year ahead of the draft and never served in WWII. He married George’s former sweetheart, Lydia. Frank draws horoscopes and perpetuates Kate’s hope that Larry is alive.
LYDIA LUBEY (F, 27): Frank’s wife and George’s former love interest before the war. Lydia and Frank have three children. She is a model of peaceful domesticity and lends a cheerful air to several moments of the play.
BERT (M, 8): a little boy who lives in the neighborhood. He is friends with the Bayliss’ son, Tommy, and frequently visits the Keller’s yard to play “jail” with Joe. He appears only twice in the play.