We heard from one of our local theaters, The Matrix Theater, about their upcoming show. The theater is staging an unconventional production of Arthur Miller’s classic play, All My Sons.
According to the folks at Matrix:
A multi-ethnic production sheds new light on Arthur Miller’s powerful All My Sons, with previews beginning October 13 and the opening set for October 22. Miller’s gripping tale of corporate greed versus social responsibility remains as electrifying today as when first presented in 1947, but producer Joseph Stern and director Cameron Watson have upped the ante, presenting this non-traditionally cast version as the third play in a trilogy examining race in America through the lens of different playwrights….
Under the leadership of Stern, The Matrix Theatre Company endeavors to build a creative environment by exploring a variety of theatrical genres and styles that constantly challenges both actor and audience. This innovative technique has been critically acclaimed and rewarded with numerous Ovation, L.A. Weekly, Drama-Logue and Backstage Garland Awards, and a total of 41 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards—the largest number of LADCC Awards garnered by any intimate theater in Los Angeles. The Matrix Theatre Company has been honored by the LADCC with Outstanding Production awards for Stick Fly (2009); The Tavern (1993), The Seagull (1994), The Homecoming (1995), and Betrayal (1984); Outstanding Ensemble for Mad Forest (1996); and with four LADCC awards for The Water Children (1998). The Birthday Party (2001) was named Best Revival Production by the L.A. Weekly and received numerous nominations and awards, including five LADCC nominations, among others.
All My Sons previews October 13 through October 21, opens for press on Saturday October 22, and continues through December 18. Previews and performances are scheduled Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. All tickets are $25.00. The Matrix Theatre is located at 7657 Melrose Avenue. For reservations and information, call 323-960-7773 or go to www.matrixtheatre.com.