The Richland Springs High School One Act Play, All My Sons by Arthur Miller, was performed at Brownwood High School on Friday, March 6th for critic, Larry Mathis in a One Act Play Festival. Students will be performing their UIL competition show for the public in the Richland Springs Cafetorium on Monday night, March 23rd. The evening will begin with a spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by the play at 7:00 p.m. Please come out and support these young people who have been working diligently since January 5th to prepare their show for competition. Competition will be in Santa Anna on March 25th at 2:00 p.m., and the students would appreciate your attendance there in order to have a supportive audience for which to perform.
The cast includes Mitchell Jacobson, who plays the father, Joe Keller; Kelyn Green, who plays Kate Keller, the mother and Joe’s wife; Nigel Bates, who plays Chris Keller, their son; Callie Teel, who plays Annie Deever, girlfriend of Chris; Andrew Fowler, who plays George Deever, Annie’s brother and a lawyer; Stephan Soto-Thornhill, who plays Jim Bayliss, a doctor and the next-door neighbor; Sara Hedley, who plays Sue Bayliss,wife of Dr. Bayliss; Brennen McGinty, who plays Frank Lubey, another next-door neighbor and friend of the Keller’s; and Emily Smith, who plays Lydia Lubey, wife of Frank and friend of the Kellers.
The Sound Technician for the play is Tommy Hollon, and the lighting technicians are Elbert Thomas and Stephen Fowler. Lindsey Roberds is the very efficient stage manager. Assistant and bus driver is Mrs. Pam Starr. The play is directed by Mrs. Patsy Hall.
All My Sons takes place in the 1940s, following WWII. The story is based upon a true story that the author, Arthur Miller, read about in a newspaper. The play is an intense tragedy and could very well represent a scene played out in today’s world as it deals with wartime profiteering. When Miller’s play was first presented, it won three Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Arthur Miller is considered one of the greatest of all American playwrights and won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing.