“I laughed out loud at the cleverly handled banter, heightened caricature and ludicrous comedy” – Cameron Woodhead, The Age.
A comedy about living the dream.
True Love Travels on a Gravel Road by Jane Miller is a new award-winning Australian comedy-drama, set in country Victoria, about ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths in pursuit of a dream.
Recipient of The R E Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Award 2011 – the selection panel described the work as “a very funny riff on choice and broken dreams.”
Jake has been patronised and pegged as the town “tard” all of his life but when he falls in love with Maggie anything seems possible. Making Maggie’s dream of escaping to Graceland becomes his quest, and a chance to win in a town that has labeled him a loser. Implicated in Jake’s plans of escape are the town’s locals including Maggie’s straight-talking mother, local hard man and philosopher Richard, Jake’s boss and his wife.
Featuring Chris Broadstock, Marnie Gibson, Emily Goddard, David Kambouris, Elizabeth McColl and Glenn van Oosterom.
Image 1 by Sophie Dewhirst and Glenn van Oosterom., Image 2 & 3 by Michelle Odgers.