American Song

By Joanna Murray-Smith
Originally produced at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI
March 15 - April 10, 2016

About the Premiere Production:

(James DeVita. Photo by Michael Brosilow.)

One man’s look at what it means to be a father in today’s world.

Ripped from today’s headlines, American Song is a moving and provocative look at parenting in today’s fractured society. As Andy heads off to work to give the biggest presentation of his career, he wishes his seemingly well-adjusted teenage son goodbye. Eight hours later, everything has changed, and Andy’s family is infamous world-wide for an inconceivable act of violence committed by the most unlikely suspect – the sweet boy Andy once cradled in his arms. From internationally renowned playwright Joanna Murray-Smith and starring James DeVita, proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal to be America’s finest classical actor, comes a world-premiere play with a tour-de-force performance that will leave you breathless.

Cast: James DeVita.

Director: Mark Clements
Assistant Director: Nabrasha Nelson
Dramaturg: Brent Hazelton
Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes
Assistant Stage Manager: Rebecca Lindsey
Stage Management Resident: Miriam Michaels
Scenic Design: Daniel Conway
Costume Design: Leslie Vaglica
Lighting Design: Jason Fassl
Sound Design:Barry G. Funderburg
Projection Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Dialect Coach: Jill Walmsley Zager
Casting Director: JC Clements

• "BWW Review: MKE Rep Presents Miraculous Masterpiece and World Premiere AMERICAN SONG,", March 21, 2016
• "Guns can't silence DeVita in Milwaukee Rep's 'American Song'," Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2016
• "Stunning and powerful 'American Song' a riveting and moving Rep production,", March 19, 2016

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