man with hands up looking at viewer

A Red Stitch and Critical Stages touring production

American Song

by Joanna Murray-Smith

If only you could find the moment that started everything.

Andy's experience is common to many of us; the slow accumulation of a good life: love, work, friendship, family. 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.

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.

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Tom Healey
Starring Joe Petruzzi
Set and Costume Designer Darryl Cordell
Lighting Designer Bronwyn Pringle
Composer & Sound Designer Patrick Cronin

American Song is one of Joanna Murray-Smith's most mature, refined and important works... interesting... individual and universal... Petruzzi is such a good fit for the role... powerful and so well directed by Tom Healy.

THE AUSTRALIAN

See more of Season 2020

man with hands up looking at viewer Season 2020 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 9 – 10 June 2020
Michael Veitch Season 2020 Hell Ship – The journey of the Ticonderoga 15 – 16 June 2020
mother and son Season 2020 Mother and Son 7 – 8 July 2020
mother and son Season 2020: Add on A Night to Remember 18 August 2020
Margaret Fulton Season 2020 Margaret Fulton – The Musical 8 – 9 September 2020
2 dancers in formal dress viewed from above Season 2020 Wallflowering 15 – 16 September 2020
3 older siblings Season 2020 Lamb 29 – 30 September 2020
facebook icon twitter icon vimeo icon envelope icon map pin icon

QUT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where QUT now stands