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Published February 16th 2020
Update March 18th 2020
As part of QUT's commitment to our community's health and safety and in consultation with the producers, we are cancelling all performances of American Song on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020.
The Australian Government has announced a ban on all non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 persons or more, and QUT Gardens Theatre will be complying fully with this precautionary measure.
Ticket buyers will be provided with a full refund of the ticket price.

If only you could find the moment that started everything

Following a sold-out Australian premiere season at Red Stitch Actors' Theatre in 2017, the critically-acclaimed production of Joanna Murray-Smith's American Song plays Brisbane's QUT Gardens Theatre as part of an eleven-city Australian tour. Two shows only (20 and 21 March). Tickets are now on sale.

Directed by Tom Healey (The Spook, The Shape of Things), the production features Joe Petruzzi (Mambo Kings, The Devil's Playground, Jurassica) in a reprisal of his provocative and profound solo performance as Andy.

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 Andy 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.


First commissioned in the United States, and produced there in 2016 to great acclaim, American Song reaches beyond national or cultural borders in an intimate exploration of parenting, love and the question, 'what could I have done differently?'

Ella Caldwell, Red Stitch Artistic Director said: "Red Stitch is thrilled that audiences around Australia will experience our celebrated production of American Song. Touring interstate and to regional audiences is an important part of our vision - to ensure these timely, urgent works reach a broader audience, and to sustain the life of exceptional productions."


American Song is Red Stitch and Critical Stages touring production. Don't miss the strictly limited Brisbane season at QUT Gardens Theatre.

Choose from two performances: Friday 20 March, 7:30 pm or Saturday 21 March, 7:30 pm.

Purchase your tickets now at www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au. Tickets are priced from $37.00 pp.

For more information on American Song, please visit www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au


 
About Joanna Murray-Smith:

Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia's most prolific playwrights. With more than 20 plays to her name, they have been performed by some of the world's greatest leading actors, including Annette Bening, Meryl Steep, Laura Linney, Dame Diana Rigg, Sam Waterston, and John Slattery. Her plays include Switzerland, Pennsylvania Avenue, Fury, True Minds, Songs for Nobodies, The Gift, Rockabye, and The Female of the Species, amongst many others.

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When: 20 & 21 March, 7.30pm
Where: QUT Gardens Theatre, X Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Cost: Tickets $37.00-$49.00
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