A Death in the Family

an original adaptation of James Agee's novel

April 20 - May 25, 2013, Melbourne, Australia


Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by James Agee, A Death in the Family is a heart-warming celebration of the love between a boy and his parents in the midst of a family tragedy. Featuring live music, this tender adaptation by Company Director, Wendy Ward, depicts the unaffected innocence and simplicity of time past.


Petra Glieson, Soren Jensen, Lee McClenaghan, Andrew McPhedran and Darren Mort

with music by Helena Plazzer & Emma McKay

A Death in the Family Reviews

"...Reminiscent of Terence Malick's Tree of Life...marvelous performances...it's sublime."  THE AGE

"Beautiful theater, exquisite performances." SOMETIMES MELBOURNE

"This is a remarkable theater experience."  AUSSIETHEATRE.COM

"The stagecraft is impressively simple and very effective.  The result is a stimulating, enjoyable and unusual night at the theater."  RICHARD SARELL, THE REHEARSAL ROOM