True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
In Jane Miller and Beng Oh's new play, smooth streets may not be paved with gold, but love still walks their well-worn paths.
Jane Miller's True Love Travels on a Gravel Road has been described as "a very funny riff on choice and broken dreams". Following the romantic adventures of Jake, a country boy who falls in love with Elvis-obsessed Maggie, the performance explores how far some people will (literally) go in their pursuit of happiness.
Making Maggie's dream of escaping to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee a reality becomes Jake's obsessive focus as he tries to shake off the label of town loser. Isolated country towns can be cruel, but then again, how many city girls choose cotton dress worlds when they could have satins and lace?
Written by Jane Miller and directed by Beng Oh, True Love Travels on a Gravel Road is a quintessentially Australian play, complete with a cast of lovable undesirables and a stultifying, small town setting. Smooth streets may not be paved with gold but sometimes, true love might just travel on a plain old, gravel road.
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