Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre & Critical Stages Touring
If only you could find the moment that started everything.
As he builds a stone wall on his property, you will hear the anguished and bewildered voice of a man whose life has been shattered. Andy’s experience is common to many of us; the slow accumulation of a good life: love, work, friendship, family. But unforeseen events lead him to places he never imagined. As he heads off to work he wishes his teenage son Robbie goodbye. Eight hours later, everything has changed.
The latest play from acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour, Switzerland), American Song tackles the confronting and heartbreaking issue of gun violence, reaching beyond national or cultural borders in an intimate exploration of love, forgiveness and parental responsibility. With Murray-Smith’s characteristically deft wit and compassion she makes a difficult topic thoroughly gripping, wryly humorous and deeply moving.
A profound tour-de-force for one actor, performed by Red Stitch ensemble member Joe Petruzzi, American Song asks: What could I have done differently? Can we ever know the moment when a good life turns irredeemably wrong?
Written by: Joanna Murray-Smith
Director: Tom Healey
Cast: Joe Petruzzi
Set & Costume Design: Darryl Cordell
Lighting Design: Bronwyn Pringle
Composer & Sound Designer: Patrick Cronin
EARLY BIRD available until 5 February 2020
RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes no interval
AUDIENCE ADVICE: Coarse language, ages 14+
Thursday 5 March 2020 – 8pm
Friday 6 March 2020 – 8pm
Saturday 7 March 2020 – 2pm
Concession & Groups 8+: $50
Under 25: $27
Early Bird (available until 5 Feb 2020):
Concession & Groups 8+: $45
24 - 26 Sep 2020
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Battle of the Voices
04 Feb 2021
Tribute to Roy Orbison & Gene Pitney – Morning Melodies
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