Event: See Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘The Present’ starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, Jan 17, 2017

Join the American Australian Association (AAA) and Australian Women in New York (AWNY) for a very special theatre event watching the original Australian cast from the Sydney Theatre Company debut their production of ‘The Present’ on Broadway. Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh star in Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, that was not discovered until after the playwrights death.

‘The Present’ is playing for a very limited 13-week season and is likely to sell out. Joining the AAA and AWNY group guarantees you a ticket to the highly acclaimed show.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 6:45pm meet at theatre, 7:00pm show begins, post-event drinks to follow show
Location: Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street New York, NY
$99 for AWNY/AAA members and $129 for non-members must be purchased by Oct 7, 2016.
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Please note:

  • Group seating will be in the Rear Mezzanine section of the theater.
  • There will be a post-show reception at a nearby bar to mingle and discuss the performance.
  • Tickets will be available for collection at 6:00pm in the theatre lobby. More info to come once you have purchased your ticket.
  • No refunds or exchanges.

What is an AWNY/AAA Member? Find out more about membership and benefits.

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Image credit: Steven Chee

Reviews of the premiere season of The Present

“If you are lucky enough to be in Sydney, this is a night of theatre you can’t afford to miss,” noted Nancy Groves in The Guardian of “Andrew Upton’s masterful adaptation of Chekhov’s novice play.  Their (Blanchett and Roxburgh) chemistry is electrifying as ever.   Masterfully choreographed by director John Crowley.”

Jo Litson of the Sunday Telegraph praised the “brilliantly blistering Sydney Theatre Company production. Both (Blanchett and Roxburgh) draw on deep, uninhibited, emotional reserves and their chemistry is electric.  As Upton prepares to leave STC at the end of the year, The Present is a thrilling parting gift.”

“Roxburgh and Blanchett are superb” pronounced the Daily Telegraph’s Chris Hook, adding “It’s very much an ensemble effort and all the richer for it. The Present is an exquisitely enjoyable outing to cherish.”

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Image credit: Steven Chee

See you at the theatre!

Author: Tarley Jordan

Tarley has been an AWNY volunteer since 2012. She is award-winning marketer from Sydney (with stops in Brisbane and Rockhampton), who moved to New York for love. Find her on Instagram: @tarleyj

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