Theater In Town: All My Sons and Barnum are on stage this month

All My Sons

“All My Sons” is a powerful play by Arthur Miller that explores the devastating consequences of one family’s greed and lies. The play takes place in the aftermath of World War II, where the Keller family struggles to come to terms with the disappearance of their son Larry, who was a pilot in the war. The central theme of the play is the moral responsibility of individuals towards society and their loved ones.
The character of Joe Keller, the patriarch of the Keller family, is a complex and nuanced portrayal of a man who values his family above all else, but who is also willing to compromise his values to protect them. His wife Kate Keller is equally complex, haunted by the belief that their son Larry is still alive and desperately clinging to the hope that he will return.
The play’s tension builds as the truth about a faulty shipment of airplane parts sold by Joe’s company is slowly re-vealed. The audience watches as the characters confront the truth about the past and the extent to which they have been complicit in a terrible crime. The play’s climax is a powerful and emotional moment that leaves a lasting impact on the audience.
What makes “All My Sons” so effective is its exploration of universal themes such as guilt, responsibility, and the consequences of our actions. The play speaks to audiences across generations, and its relevance remains undiminished even decades after its first performance. Miller’s masterful use of dialogue and symbolism adds to the play’s depth and resonance, making it a true classic of modern drama.
“All My Sons” is a masterpiece of American theatre that continues to captivate audiences with its powerful themes and unforgettable characters. It is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the human condi-tion and the complexities of morality.

The Flagler Playhouse is excited to announce that Barnum, the world-famous stage production about history’s most iconic ringleader, is coming to town this month. Showing from April 21st through May 7th, playgoers are sure to have a blast experiencing this faithful rendition of a modern stage classic.
Barnum is the musical telling of the life of P.T. Barnum, particularly how he built up his world famous Barnum & Bailey Circus. It features a thrilling recreation of the circus’ jugglers, trapeze artists, tightrope walkers, clowns, and much more. It debuted on Broadway in 1980, before later showing in the West End, and in Madrid and Chichester, and on tour in the United Kingdom. Director and choreographer Joe Layton was awarded with a prestigious Tony Award for his work bringing the story of P.T. Barnum to the stage over four decades ago.
A collection of iconic musical numbers from Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s score are to be expected, including “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”, “Join the Circus”, “The Colors of My Life”, and “Come Follow the Band”. Work was already underway almost a whole month out from opening night; the Flagler Playhouse shared some of the hard work of their stagehands back on March 26th.
Admission for the play is $30 for any given night. 2:00 pm Matinee showings are available on three Sundays: April 23rd, April 30th, and May 7th. The rest of the showings will begin at 7:30 pm, on April 21, 22, 28, and 29, and May 5 and 6.
The Flagler Playhouse was founded in 1978, moving locations around Flagler County multiple times before landing in its current Bunnell home. Tickets to Barnum this month are available online at, as well as information on how to get involved as a volunteer or cast member in a future production.