Raye is a struggling country music star in the making. Riding her luck, she’s playing pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs until she can go home to Alice and look her son Elvis in the eye. Then Raye’s life becomes entwined with another wanderer, and a love affair unfurls over the four-day drive to Alice Springs.
Heart is a Wasteland sees John and Margaret Harvey combine theatre, film and live music in an intimate portrait of two travellers that cuts to the country’s heart. Two of Australia’s most revered actors, Ursula Yovich (Love and Information) and Aaron Pedersen (Water Rats, Mystery Road, Goldstone) come together to portray two achingly beautiful characters in a whiskey-fuelled battle of egos and hidden scars.
From Brown Cab Productions, Heart is a Wasteland is a luminous journey towards the recognition of everyone’s worthiness of, and right to, love.
SEASON: Thursday 29 June – Sunday 16 July
VENUE: Beckett Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006
COST: $35 – $69