Why Sociology?

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Date(s) - 12/03/2010
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Directed by Morris Burns

Based on reports of a young woman who reported her father to the FBI for having manufactured and sold faulty aircraft parts during WWII, the plot gripped a post-war American audience when it opened on Broadway in 1947. The chilling drama explores the complex relationships between fathers and sons, and the conflicts between dubious business ethics and personal morality.

The brilliant American classic by the author of Death of a Salesman, tells the story of Joe Keller, a businessman who not only caused deaths by producing faulty airplane cylinder heads, but allowed his partner to be the scapegoat.  Keller’s son, a returning veteran, exposes the misguided actions, leaving his father in total isolation.

Reminiscent of Greek tragedy and the role of moral decision have in conducting one’s life, All My Sons won the 1947 Tony Award for Best Authored Play and New York Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

Click to read the All My Sons Program.