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MOVP’s latest play is not to be missed

This is my first Letter to the Editor. Several years ago, I was surprised to find myself the central figure in a huge front page photo in this very newspaper, celebrating Marietta’s annual Founders Day Bell Ringing with the W. C. Historical Society.

What compells me to write now, is witnessing the surprisingly volcanic presentation by our amazingly talented fellow MOValleyites in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theater on Putnam Street.

Mr. Miller is probably best known for The Crucible and lesser known for writing the great film The Misfits for his wife Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable.

All My Sons has timeless storylines – war profiteering, and families and neighbors hauntingly intertwining. Director Suzanne Walker brings the dynamically-powered castmates bubbling toward each other.

Thriving Marietta excites us with events like Don McLean’s (“American Pie”) recent fantastic concert.

You still have a chance to catch All My Sons Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy dozens of plays in Marietta, Columbus, and many in New York and other cities. One of the best dramas I’ve ever seen will leave you – like my friend and I last Sunday – mesmerized and roller-coastingly shocked. This is a rare big city-caliber stunner you won’t want miss. You’ll never forget it.

Tom Sharretts

Marietta