Maxine Mellor‘s Horizon is a high-octane adrenaline rush of sweat, grit and dangerous ambition set in a classic car tearing its way from Queensland’s east coast to the guts of the country.
Cole and Sky, a young couple, are driving in a classic Aussie car from the coast into the guts of the country. Cole’s father is ill and Sky is due a holiday after climbing the corporate ladder.
They set out with unbridled enthusiasm for the road ahead; swept up in romantic dreaming and poetic ruminations amid the boundless plains. They knit new narratives for themselves; give themselves new names and identities in sync with their seemingly unanimous versions of utopia. Their newfound freedom is underscored by a long-forgotten mix tape buried deep in the glovebox, but out of the static following the final song comes a blast from the past.
Equal parts Mad Max, Evil Angels, and Wolf Creek, Horizon keeps who we are in the rear-view mirror, whilst asking what it is we can see in the heat-distorted bitumen ahead?
Horizon was first produced by Playlab Theatre presented in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse premiering at the Underground Theatre on May 19, 2021.
ISBN: 978 1 922424 39 6