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Chris Ryan Chris Ryan i(5987155 works by)
Gender: Male
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The Wild Duck 2011 single work drama

'Are there some truths it’s better not to know?

Winner of three Helpmann Awards (2011) and four Sydney Theatre Awards (2011), this taut, stripped-back rendition of a modern classic never lets up. Director Simon Stone has developed from a wunderkind of Melbourne’s indie theatre to an established force on Australia’s mainstages. Here he transplants Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a new play tailor-made for an astonishing cast led by Ewen Leslie.

Hjalmar Ekdal grew up rich but scandal cast him into poverty. Now he lives in a tiny flat with his father, his wife, his daughter and a duck. When his old friend Gregers Werle returns with unfinished business, the truth Gregers brings could shatter the world Hjalmar has built around himself.

A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial, The Wild Duck resounds for a new age.' (Source: Malthouse Theatre website)

2011 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production

Other Awards:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anita Hegh)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anthony Phelan)

2011 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anita Hegh) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anthony Phelan) Other Awards: Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anita Hegh) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play (Anthony Phelan)
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