American Song
  
American Song
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
5 Mar 2020 to 7 Mar 2020
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Tickets
Adult: $55
Concession & Groups 8+: $50
Under 25: $27

Duration - 85 mins, no interval
Restrictions/Warnings
Coarse language
Recommended for ages 14+



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Synopsis
 

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 ensemb ...more
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