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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 15 2014

Arthur Miller's 1947 Broadway hit, deeply influenced by Greek drama and Henrik Ibsen, focuses on the family of a prosperous factory owner, Joe Keller, who's hiding a guilty secret: he allowed defective airplane parts to be shipped to the military during World War II, resulting in the deaths of 21 pilots. The secret comes to light—with tragic consequences for the whole Keller clan—when Joe's son proposes marriage to the daughter of Joe's former business partner, who went to prison for the crime while Joe himself beat the rap. This heavy-handed but undeniably powerful American classic crackles under Michael Menendian's direction thanks to intense and honest performances by the entire cast—in particular Chuck Spencer as Joe, Matthew Klingler as his son, and the superb JoAnn Montemurro as Joe's wife, who clings desperately to the hope that her other son, an airman reported MIA, is not among the war dead. —Albert Williams

Price: $36, $15 for students



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