Heart is a Wasteland

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Raye, a struggling country music star in the making, plays pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs in the hope of returning home to her son Elvis. When she meets Dan, another broken wanderer, a love affair unfurls over their four-day drive home to Alice Springs.

Heart is a Wasteland combines First Nations’ storytelling with live music, in a whisky-fuelled battle of egos. It cuts to the country’s heart, recognising everyone’s individual right to love.

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s re-staging of Heart is a Wasteland is a brand-new production – in both vision and scale – directed by Rachael Maza and featuring freshly conceived sets, musical arrangements by Gary Watling and adventurous audiovisual design; all reimagined to match the energy of its new young leads.

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes