All My Sons

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GOOD DRAMAS

William Parry, Claire Brownell, and Zolan Henderson in ALL MY SONS. Photographer: Pedro Zepeda.
William Parry, Claire Brownell, and Zolan Henderson in ALL MY SONS.
Photographer: Pedro Zepeda.

We knew something special was in store, because when we spied Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury in the theater, she glowed with confidence and calm reserve, knowing the audience would be wowed.
The show’s plot, based on actual events, concerns two families in the aftermath of World War II and takes place in a quiet Ohio neighborhood. A marriage proposal unlocks secrets and threatens to shatter the American dream. We were riveted by this classic from the beginning to the end. For the final 15 minutes, I could hear people crying. The two-plus hour performance seemed like minutes, and as the house lights came up for the curtain call, the audience rose as one for a standing ovation. Gulfshore Playhouse’s production of All My Sons is the best play I have ever seen.