The Good Son

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 to Saturday, 25 April 2015
Photo by Lauren Smeaton

Frank yearns for a different life. He is the loyal, loving son of Meda, a Greek immigrant divorcee. They share a close bond but the line between parent and child has become claustrophobically blurred.  Into Frank’s life comes Ana, a beautiful, fragile woman.  Their lives converge at the perfect moment. Frank has finally found a reason to free himself from the familial ties that have suffocated his dreams. But Meda harbors a dark secret that threatens to crush Frank’s dreams and catapult Meda towards certain disaster.  Inspired by true events, The Good Son is a bold, funny and electrifying new play that explores our idea of family, loyalty and lengths we go to change the cards life has dealt us.

The Good Son is the debut play by award-winning actor Elena Carapetis (Between Two Waves, Othello), reuniting her with award-winning director Corey McMahon (Between Two Waves, Eh Joe) as the creative partnership THE OTHER ONES.

The Good Son is supported by Arts SA through the Independent Makers and Presenters Program and by the generosity of our Pozible donors.
We are grateful to our Pozible supporters, who have helped to bring The Good Son to The Bakehouse. Their pledges helped us reach our target, and they have received some fantastic rewards. Learn more by visiting our Pozible page here:-

 All media enquiries to Sophie Bruhn - or 0431 263 212

Meet the cast and creative team of The Good Son at the post-show Q&A following the matinee performance on Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 2pm.

Please note: This production contains strong language and adult themes.

Read an interview by Stage Whispers here:-

Please Note: The seating is "general admission".  Latecomers will not be admitted to the show

"This is a very well-prepared production under the perceptive direction of Corey McMahon. Fragos's performance is riveting...Renato Musolino was right at home in a nice, juicy role... Dimitrios Sirilas plays the wide boy with disconcerting ease.. Bonacurso gives a mighty performance..with an all-star backstage line-up. Thus does Elena Carapetis arrive fully-fledged as a new Australian playwright".
Samela Harris - Barefoot Review
The Good Son is an enormously appealing play that begins as a rom-com and ends as a Greek tragedy.Producer Joanne Hartstone and Director Corey McMahon should be applauded for developing an irresistibly compelling creation. Carapetis’s script is crystalline, uncontrived and intelligent...more is owed to superb players with performances that remain in the mind long after the final curtain. Bravo!
Stephen Davenport - Indaily
“Presented by The Other Ones, a partnership between Elena Carapetis and local director Corey McMahon,The Good Son is a resounding success. This is in large measure due to the fine ensemble cast that has been brought together ... outstandingly designed by Manda Webber and lit by Ben Flett, this production is very well worth seeing. “
Peter Burdon - The Advertiser


Full price - $30, Concession - $25 (conc. prices include Equity members), TREV/under 30 - $20
One hour, 10 minutes, no interval

Written by Elena Carapetis
Featuring: Eugenia Fragos, Renato Musolino, Adriana Bonaccurso and Demitrios Sirilas
Director: Corey McMahon
Producer: Joanne Hartstone
Set and Costume Designer: Manda Webber
Lighting Design and Production Management: Ben Flett
Composer: Jason Sweeney
Creative Associates: Alexander Ramsay and Olivia Zanchetta
Photo by Lauren Smeaton


Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Opening night: 
Friday, 10 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 17 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 24 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 2:00pm

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