Andy’s experience is common to many of us, the slow accumulation of a good life: love, work, friendship and family. But unforeseen events lead him to places he never imagined. As he heads off to work to give the biggest presentation of his career, 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. Can we ever know the moment when a good life turns irredeemably wrong?

“American song is one of Joanna Murray-Smith’s most mature, refined and important works… interesting…individual and universal…powerful and so well directed by Tom Healey.” The Australian

Opening Night - Thu 26 Mar 8 pm
Captioned - Sat 28 Mar 2 pm

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