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All My Sons Arthur Miller’s first big suc­cess as a play­wright, All My Sons (1947) is a com­pelling crit­i­cism of the Amer­i­can Dream. In the years fol­low­ing World War II, Joe and Kate Keller await the re­turn of their MIA son Larry. Chris (Chris Ryan), their sur­viv­ing son, has fallen in love with his brother’s fi­ancee Ann (Eryn Jean Norvill). On a visit to the Keller fam­ily home, their con­tro­ver­sial ro­mance opens up shal­low wounds. Di­rected by STC’s res­i­dent di­rec­tor Kip Wil­liams and, in ad­di­tion to Ryan and Norvill, fea­tur­ing John Howard, Robyn Nevin, Toby Chal­lenor, Anita Hegh, Bert LaBonte, John Leary, Josh McConville, Jack Ruwald and Contessa Tr­ef­fone. Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Opens June 4, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $76. Book­ings: (02) 9250 1777 or on­line. Un­til July 9. The Literati Writ­ten by Aus­tralian play­wright Justin Flem­ing and based on Moliere’s Les Femmes Sa­vantes, The Literati de­tails the com­pli­cated love story of Juliet and Clin­ton. This co­pro­duc­tion with Bell Shake­speare stars Caroline Bra­zier, Gareth Davies, Jamie Ox­en­bould, Kate Mul­vany and Mi­randa Tapsell. SBW Sta­bles Theatre. 10 Nim­rod Street, Kings Cross. Tonight, 7pm. Tick­ets: $38-$60. Book­ings: (02) 9361 3817. Un­til July 16. Enso String Quar­tet The Enso String Quar­tet brings a bold pro­gram to Syd­ney for its Aus­tralian de­but. Fea­tur­ing String Quar­tet No 2 from Ar­gen­tinian com­poser Gi­nastera (who was fea­tured on Enso’s Grammy-nom­i­nated first al­bum), Lud­wig van Beethoven’s The Harp and Joaquin Tu­rina’s Span­ish Ser­e­nata. A new work by Bren­ton Broad­stock, com­mis­sioned for Enso’s world tour, mean­while re­ceives its world pre­miere. City Recital Hall, 2 An­gel Place, Syd­ney. Mon­day, 7pm. Tick­ets: $30-$103. Book­ings: 1800 688 482 or on­line. Cather­ine Al­corn: Cathar­tic Syd­ney-born en­ter­tainer Cather­ine Al­corn (pic­tured) has been tour­ing na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally with her self­pro­duced hit show The Di­vine Miss Bette. She is now mak­ing her re­turn to Syd­ney with Cathar­tic, a show that mixes blues with rock, jazz, pop, Tang: Trea­sures from the Silk Road Cap­i­tal Dur­ing Europe’s Dark Ages the teem­ing Chang’an, to­day known as Xi’an (“west­ern peace”), was the great­est me­trop­o­lis in the world. Tang: Trea­sures from the Silk Road Cap­i­tal

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