Highway of Lost Hearts

A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500kms of wide open road.

“…vivid, often hilarious… written and performed with great heart.” Ingle Knight, NT News

“…the best piece of theatre I’ve seen in years.” Nicole Beyer, Director, Theatre Network Victoria

“Mary Anne Butler’s new show Highway of Lost Hearts has been creating plenty of buzz.” Ben Eltham, Crikey

Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse – but she feels… nothing.

So, she decides to go and look for it. With her Dog enlisted as co-pilot, Mot heads down the Highway of Lost Hearts: into the deepest core of the Australian outback – navigating red dirt landscapes, fire and flood, vast salt lakes, age-old mountains and murky waters filled with lost souls. And the further Mot drives into the deepest heart of Australia, the more she realises that everyone around her also seem to be missing some vital part of themselves.

An allegory for a country that has lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again?

Written and acted by the Northern Territory’s own Mary Anne Butler.

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Photo by Brett Boardman
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Araluen Arts Centre
Adult: $39.00 / Concession: $35.00 / Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre: $32.00