The 1990s - The Media
In David Williamson’s Sons of Cain an old –style investigative journalist, invited to become the editor of a newspaper whose circulation is falling, attempts to trace drug money. Directed by John Rado and designed by Sue Rado, its cast included NT stalwarts Phil de Carle, John Keightley and John Carey. Its 1993 NT production was reviewed as still topical, thought provoking and relevant. (When the play premiered in 1985 the corruption trial of a NSW Labor minister was postponed to avoid coinciding with opening night.)
In Ted Tally’s black comedy Coming Attractions a hard-up theatrical agent with only Dog Acts on his books cooks up a scam with a bumbling thug seeking notoriety. An exposé of American TV hysteria and fascination with serial killers, it was staged in 1995, at the time of the O J Simpson affair.