KU Theatre

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

This tremendously powerful drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights will bring a new perspective to the stage in a unique production directed by Chinese guest artist Lei Guo-Hua. Based upon a true story about a woman who informed on her father for selling faulty parts to the U.S. military during World War II, the play asks questions about an individual's obligation to society, personal responsibility, and the distinction between private and public matters. Employing the techniques popularized by Bertolt Brecht to strip the story of its familiar, obvious quality, renowned director Lei Guo-Hua will use multi-media to create a new view of the American Dream and how it is measured against the idea there is nothing greater than family.

  • Directed by Chinese Guest Artist Lei Guo-Hua
  • Scenic Design by Elahe Marjovi
  • Lighting Design by Mark Reaney
  • Assistant Designer: Julia Fleck
  • Costume Design by Tyche Yue Xu
  • Stage Manager: Emily Bernard


Cast Member

Joe Keller 

Jake Smith

Kate Keller         Maggie Boyles
Chris Keller Nathan Peterson
Ann Deever   Maggie Parker
George Deever Darwin Lujan
Sue Bayliss Jeanne Tiehan
Jim Bayliss          

Kevin Siess


See the video trailer for All My Sons, create by Elahe Marjovi, scenic designer

View the All My Sons_Study Guide



  • Saturday November 12, 7:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • Sunday November 13, 2:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • Thursday November 17, 7:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • Friday November 18, 7:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • Saturday November 19, 7:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre
  • Sunday November 20, 2:30 p.m. | Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Ticket Prices

  • Public: $18
  • Senior Citizens & KU Faculty/Staff: $17
  • All Students: $10

Scenic & Multi-media Design by Elahe Marjovi


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