Monday, August 11, 2003
Hartford Courant: Playhouses ғAll My My Sons Deserves Longer Life
Todays Hartford Courant
has a glowing review of the Westport Country PlayhouseҒs latest offering, Arthur Millers ғAll My Sons.
Richard Dreyfuss and Jill Clayburgh in “All My Sons.” Westport Country Playhouse photo
Courant theater critic Malcolm Johnson wrote: “ԒAll My Sons, which opened Friday in a sterling revival at the Westport Country Playhouse, speaks passionately and truly about the guilt and anger in the days after World War II, but its characters also deliver a soul-piercing message for today, about war, sacrifice and the corrupting forces of business.
ҔWestport has put together an exceptional production, directed by Doug Hughes and pairing Richard Dreyfuss and the remarkable Jill Clayburgh as a couple with a terrible secret and compensating delusions.
The review concludes: ԓLast season, Westport sent its Our Townђ to Broadway, and Paul Newman won a Tony nomination for his stage manager.
Hughes’ ӑAll My Sons also deserves to find a longer life, and certainly Clayburgh, whose career has burned bright and faded, deserves some kind of award for a singular performance that gives this powerful and timely play its ardent, loyal and deluded heart.Ҕ
The Playhouse production runs until Aug. 23.
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