Rough and romantic, heart breaking and hilarious, this hour long Australian premiere is queer theatre at its best with captivating writing by the award-winning Godfrey Hamilton and a solo performance from Dirk Hoult. After several years of international success, Road Movie finally makes its way to the Australian stage. This one man show is a tale of love, loss and letting go, set in mid-'90s America at the height of the AIDS crisis.
One drunken night in San Francisco, Joel is dragged out of the gutter and seduced by the angelic Scott. Road Movie charts Joel’s journey westwards across the United States to be reunited with the love of his life. Along the way, he stumbles across a series of people grieving for lost loved ones – an elderly couple paying homage to their son at a Vietnam memorial, a billowing southern belle handing out condoms and a Texan mother coming to terms with her daughter’s suicide – before dealing with a tragedy of his own.
Will Joel ever reach the love of his life? Will he be able to face his fears, his past, himself and find the strength within to keep moving? For lovers of dynamic contemporary theatre, those familiar with the cannon of queer theatre classics, the LGBT community, their friends and families and those living with HIV/AIDS, this play is not to be missed.
Where: Adelaide Town Hall (Prince Alfred Room), 128 King William St, Adelaide
When: 25-29 Feb at 7.30pm, 1-3 Mar at 9.30pm
Tickets: $20-$25, bookings via www.adelaidefringe.com.au