Amigos (play)

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Amigos
Amigos, by David Williamson.jpg
Author David Williamson
Cover artist Cover design by Kate Florance. Front cover shows Gary Day as Jim and Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Dick in the 2004 Sydney Theatre Company production. Photo: Tracey Schramm
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Play
Publisher Currency Press
Publication date
2004
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-86819-746-3

Amigos is a 2004 play by the Australian playwright David Williamson, published by Currency Press in 2004,[1] which premiered with the Sydney Theatre Company.[2]

Plot[edit]

In a moment of glory at the 1968 Olympics, an Australian rowing team known as 'The Four Amigos' won bronze. It was lifetime bonding material.

Or so it seemed. Thirty-five years later only two of the Amigos keep in touch. Jim is a wealthy banker with a young, beautiful wife and seems to have it all. His friend Dick, a heart surgeon, has something that Jim covets: a sterling reputation. When the two mates meet up in Port Douglas with their wives, they have competing personal agendas. Then Steven, a third Amigo, turns up, ready to expose the past.

A savagely funny play that hinges on the subtle aggression and unacknowledged dependencies of male friendship — and the angst and irritation created for those on the sidelines.

First Production[edit]

Amigos was first produced by Sydney Theatre Company at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 8 April 2004, with the following cast:

Jim: Gary Day

Dick: Tony Llewellyn-Jones

Stephen: Garry McDonald

Hilary: Wendy Hughes

Sophie: Natasha Elisabeth Beaumont

Director, Jennifer Flowers

Set Designer, Michael Scott-Mitchell

Costume Designer, Fiona Crombie

Lighting Designer, David Walters

Composer, Paul Charlier

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williamson, David. "Amigos". Currency Press. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/28/1088392587638.html