Dreamhouse Theater Company Returns with ALL MY SONS, Now thru 9/2
The award-winning Dreamhouse Theater Company returns after a four-year hiatus with a new season of shows and a new home. The first production as the new resident company at Jet Studios in North Hollywood, will be an emotionally-charged new look at Arthur Miller's extraordinary play, ALL MY SONS, directed by Dreamhouse Theater Company's Artistic Director Alex Sol. ALL MY SONS will open tonight, July 20 and continue through Sunday, September 2 at the Jet Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Joe Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power.
ALEX SOL (Director) After moving to Los Angeles, Dreamhouse Theatre Company Artistic Director Alex Sol enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theater Academy where he quickly gained notice for his performance as Tonto in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" He was granted a full scholarship by Academy Owner, Anna Strasberg. After completing his time at Strasberg, Alex took to the boards with shows such as Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys," Sam Shepard's "True West," "Larry Maraviglia's "Little Secrets," Tennessee William's "Talk to Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen," and many others. In 1997 Alex Sol was cast as Mitch McCormick in New Line Cinema's "American History X", directed by Tony Kaye. Alex went on to star in Tony Kaye's next film, "Lobby Lobster". Alex's other film credits include "Taking Lives," "Arc," "The Lazarus Project," "Black Water Transit," and others. Alex has also been seen on Television in guest staring roles on "House," "Without a Trace," "Cold Case," "CSI:New York," "Raising the Bar" and more.
In 1998, Alex began directing. He directed such productions as John Patrick Shanley's "Savage in Limbo," Tennessee Williams's "Orpheus Descending," and more. In 2003, Alex produced and stared in "Roy's Coffee Shop," which was nominated for Best Comedy Ensemble by the LA Weekly Theater Awards. Through his film and television journey, there was a burning desire to return to the theater. Alex built and founded the Dreamhouse Ensemble at the Space Theater in Hollywood in 2004. Here, Alex was the Artistic Director for 5 seasons. Some of his most notable productions were Agatha Christy's "And Then There Were None," "A Night Out" by Harald Pinter, "Jimmy Christ" which received Critics Pick in Back Stage West, and the critically acclaimed world premier of Frank Tangreti's "Galatea" which was selected to travel to New York and perform in the New York City Fringe Festival.
In 2004 Alex had an unfortunate turn of events as he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2009 Alex had to make a difficult decision to retire from his professional acting career due to his MS symptoms. He was no longer able to meet the demands of a professional acting career. Now with the support of his wife, Sarah Sol, he has dedicated his life to the theater and all that the theater stands for.
The production has assembled an award-winning design team. The Set Design is by Ronald Quigley. The Lighting Design is by Terry Rodefer. The Sound Design is by Luke Mueller. The Costume Design is by Vicki Conrad. The stage manager will be Eric Manders. ALL MY SONS will be produced by Sarah Sol.
ALL MY SONS will open tonight, July 20 and continue through Sunday, September 2 at the Jet Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $25.00. Opening Night Benefit Gala Tickets are $80.00. (There will be two understudy performances on the Sunday matinees of August 12 & 19th at 2pm – Ticket Prices $15.00.) Tickets are available thru www.dreamhousetheater.com.