(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Sometimes being one with the prevailing zeitgeist can have its drawbacks.
Barrington Stage Company’s artistic director Julianne Boyd had planned to direct Arthur Miller’s The Price on the Pittsfield theater company’s Mainstage this coming summer. As it turns out, some Broadway producers had the same idea, and so the local company has had to make a switch (presumably this is a rights issue).
Fortunately, Miller wrote plenty of landmark plays, and so without skipping a beat, Boyd is swapping in All My Sons for Miller’s 1968 Tony-winning drama.
“I am sorry we will not be able to do The Price but absolutely delighted we can produce the play that put Arthur Miller on the map – and a play that is extremely relevant in today’s world,” said Boyd in a prepared statement. Performances will run from July 19 through August 4.
Set in post-World War II America, Miller’s 1947 Tony Award-winning drama All My Sons examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear a family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
Single tickets for All My Sons and the 2012 season go on sale Wednesday, February 15, 2012. For information call 413.236.8888 or visit Barrington Stage Company.