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Hopelessly Devoted by Elise Greig

$9.95

THIS IS A DIGITAL PUBLICATION


THEMES: Personal and Familial Responsibilities, Growing up, Fame and Identity
CHARACTER AGES: 30’s
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 1 – 2 Cast Members
Playlab Indie
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult


With its songbook of Olivia Newton-John hits, Hopelessly Devoted is a terrific, original and inventive two-hander musical play.

Description

(Hopelessly Devoted was developed during 2011 with assistance from RADF through Scenic Rim Regional Council. The first workshop reading was presented at Vonda Youngman during 2011 and then the debut production occurred at Zamia Theatre Tamborine Mountain, 2012. This was followed by a season at Arts Centre, Gold Coast in 2012 and a season at Glen Street, Sydney 2014.)

Amy and her brother Andy live in a small regional Queensland town caring for their sick mother. Amy escapes her mundane life through fantasies about her idol – Olivia Newton-John. However, Andy is desperate to move on and enjoy the future he has planned for himself.

This play with music moves between scenes of fantasy and reality to depict Amy’s hopes and fears and her feelings of loneliness, guilt, and denial. Olivia Newton-John’s own life story contextualises Amy’s and eventually becomes her source of inspiration and hope.

Hopelessly Devoted is the latest work by Queensland playwright Elise Greig. Using humour and the popular hits of Olivia Newton-John, the play addresses serious issues of personal and familial responsibilities; growing up; fame and identity; and the powerful role of music and art in our lives. The conflict between Amy and Andy dramatically depicts a transitional time in life – when we must let go of the past and the people we know to embrace an uncertain future.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 11 9

Reviews

"Hopelessly Devoted is a terrific, original and inventive two-hander musical play. With its songbook of Olivia Newton-John hits it can’t miss."

Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers

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