David and Brendan talk to Joanna Murray-Smith about her new play American Song


The extraordinary Joanna Murray-Smith dropped by David and Sue JOY Drive with David and Brendan, to invite you to her new play American Song, presented by Red Stitch: The Actors’ Theatre from 7th October.

American Song is written by Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Tom Healey, is an Australian Premiere and is on from 3 October – 5 November (previews 3 – 6 October) with a post-show Q&A 12 October

Some notes about the play:

“What happened to Whitman’s America? There is no unified song. There is no harmony of voices.”
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… Can we ever know the exact moment when a good life turns irredeemably wrong?

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. A profound tour-de-force for one actor, played by Red Stitch ensemble member Joe Petruzzi, American Song is an intimate exploration of parenting, love, and the question: What could I have done differently?