|ILBIJERRI Theatre Comapny's "Heart is a Wasteland"|
In a performance which will showcase First Peoples storytelling through the lens of live music and whiskey fuelled battle egos, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s Heart is a Wasteland is simply a show not to be missed. Written by John Harvey and directed by Rachael Maza, this performance will take audiences on a journey through Australia’s heartland on a road-trip love story which will explore fondness, hurt, unspoken truths and history. It is a visionary ode to this country’s heart, recognising everyone’s individual right to love. Heart is a Wasteland follows protagonist Raye (Monica Karo), a passionate singer-songwriter on a tour of the outback, aiming to raise money for herself and her son, Elvis. Her passion for music is distinct and tangible as she is overflowing with talent and her music touches the lives of those around her despite being unable to gain the praise and recognition she deserves. Heart is a Wasteland is produced by the award-winning ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Australia’s longest-running First Nations theatre company celebrating 30 years in 2021. Their aim is to present, create and tour challenging and provocative theatrical works which describe the experiences of First Nations people in Australia today. Presenting audiences with empathy and honesty, their projects empower and enlighten viewers, provoke discussion and bring marginalised voices to the forefront of the national agenda. This performance of Heart is a Wasteland is no exception and will present viewers with a captivating and culturally relevant night of sheer entertainment.
Venue: Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren VIC 3805