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Highway of Lost Hearts

A WOMAN. A DOG. A CAMPERVAN. And 4,500km of wide-open road. 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.

The further Mot drives into the deepest heart of Australia, the more she realises that everyone around her also seems to be missing some vital part of themselves.

Penned by local award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, and directed by Ciella Williams, Highway of Lost Hearts kicks off Browns Mart Theatre’s 2021 theatre program, also the first production in the educational Program.

Brown’s Mart Theatre Artistic Director Sean Pardy says the year is shaping up despite setbacks from 2020.

“It’s super important that we’re able to launch full season in 2021, and also that we are going to 100% capacity – it gives people a sense of things returning to normal,” he says.

“It’s also really exciting that, for the first time, the educational program kicks off with a work by a Territory writer. It’s the first time students can experience a work written by one of their own – something close to home, and reflective of their community.”

So head along to experience this local gem, by a local gem, in a local gem.


Highway of Lost Hearts
WHEN FRI 12 – SAT 27 MAR (EXC. SUN & MON) | 7PM
AT BROWN’S MART THEATRE
COST $35 | $25 CONC | $15 STUD
INFO brownsmart.com.au

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