Photo courtesy of the Alley Theatre Theresa Rebeck, playwright and director
It's a family with a terrible secret. Businessman Joe Keller made money selling defective airplane engine parts to the U.S. military. As a result, 21 American pilots died because of the faulty equipment. Keller, the picture of a devoted family man, has sidestepped any blame in the matter but his partner is in jail shouldering the blame for Keller's actions.
Sounds like something from today's news, but famed playwright Arthur Miller wrote All My Sons almost 70 years ago. His message about war profiteering speaks as loudly now as it did in the post-World War II era when it was written says Theresa Rebeck, who is directing this production at the Alley Theatre.
Rebeck, a Pulitzer-nominated playwright of some note herself (Fool, What We're Up Against, Mauritius) whose work is frequently shown at the Alley says Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd urged her to take on directing reins.