Eclectic’s ALL MY SONS Haunts With Other Ghosts


While store-bought Halloween ghosts have become a common sight this time of year, Chicago’s Eclectic Full Contact Theatre begins its second season by showing us some different kinds of ghosts: the dead of WWII; regrettable decisions that refuse to stay in the past; and the painful memories that haunt a typical American family.

This emotional production of Arthur Miller’s classic, “All My Sons” is the first in a season in which Eclectic Full Contact Theatre examines the ways we define ourselves. How will you be remembered years from now: as a caring spouse, an adoring parent—or will a single business decision overshadow it all? Acknowledged as a classic, the original Broadway production earned a New York Drama Desk Critics Circle Award and two Tony Awards.

“All My Sons” is directed by Eclectic Full Contact Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Belew, and reunites Eclectic company member Julie Partyka with her “Six Degrees of Separation” co-star David Elliott as Joe and Kate Keller. The rest of the cast includes Charlie Rasmann, Tracey Green, Jeff Kurysz, Pat Iven*, Nancy Kolton, Amy Gorelow, Kevin Webb, Will Boyle, and Connor Boyle.

The Eclectic Full Contact Theatre 2013-14 series will continue its exploration of identity and what it means with the world premiere of “Unshelved,” Beth Kander’s wry and touching look at Alzheimer’s that was a Finalist in the Eudora Welty New Play Series; and the all-out hilarity of Neil Simon’s love song to early television comedy, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” Season discounts are available through November 17 at Eclectic-

EVENT: “All My Sons” LOCATION: Athenaeum Theatre Studio 1 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL TICKETS: $25 Facebook and Twitter discounts available

3-show subscription available for $60 PREVIEWS: Friday October 25th@8pm; Saturday October 26th@8pm, Sunday October 27th@2pm PRESS NIGHT: Monday October 28th@8pm REGULAR RUN: Th-Sat@8pm, Sun@2pm