The Arvada Center presents

All My Sons

March 2 – May 3, 2018

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities finishes the 2017 – 2018 Black Box season with All My Sons directed by Lynne Collins, opening Friday, March 2, 2018. All My Sons, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, won a Tony Award for Best Author when it premiered in 1947. Loosely based on true events, it tells the story of a family struggling with their decisions in the aftermath of World War II. The 2017 – 2018 Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center.

Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, and the first-ever Best Play Tony Award, All My Sons is a powerful American classic that explores the dark side of the American dream, complex family dynamics and a person’s responsibility to the world beyond his own home. Based on the true story of an Ohio manufacturer who sold faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II, the play’s central character faces the true cost of his choices and their devastating impact on the family he loves.

All My Sons is presented by members of the Center’s Black Box Repertory Company of actors, directors, technical artists, and designers. Audiences will see the repertory actors throughout the season in a variety of roles. To read more about this season’s Repertory Company go to For information on the two other plays performed in repertory, Sense and Sensibility (through May 6) and The Electric Baby (through May 4), go to

The cast features Sam Gregory as Joe Keller. Members of the Repertory Company include Emma Messenger (Kate Keller), Lance Rasmussen (Chris Keller), Regina Fernandez (Ann Deever), Geoffrey Kent (George Deever), Abner Genece (Dr. Jim Bayliss), Kate Gleason (Sue Bayliss), Zachary Andrews (Frank Lubey), and Jessica Austgen (Lydia Lubey). They are joined by Harrison Hauptman and August Reichert (alternating as Bert).

In addition to director Lynne Collins, the creative team includes Clare Henkel (costume design), Brian Mallgrave (scenic design), Jon Olson (lighting design) and Jason Ducat (sound design).

Running in repertory with Sense and Sensibility and The Electric Baby, select performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with matinées on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., through May 3, 2018. Audience talkbacks are held on April 13 after the 7:30 p.m. performance, and April 18 after the 1:00 p.m. matinée. Chats with the cast are held before every performance, and actors are available for informal discussions afterward as well. Please check the website for specific performance days. To purchase tickets go to or call 720-898-7200.

Chats with the Cast

Before every performance, a member of the ensemble will be in the Black Box Lobby greeting guests and answering questions about the show. After every performance, ensemble members will be available for informal discussion.

Audience Talk Backs

These discussions after the performance will cover particular interesting subjects about the production with the cast, director, and/or designers Friday, April 13 after the 7:30 p.m. performance and Wednesday, April 18 after the 1:00 p.m. performance.

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Since its opening in July 1976, the award-winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to or call 720-898-7200.


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