- Category: Arts & Culture
- Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:14
- Written by Nita Teoh
Photo Credit: The Strawboat Collective and Perth Theatre Trust
Can you imagine being a recipient of a heart transplant at a tender age of 19?
This is the central theme of Heart Lines – the 3rd instalment of a 4 play season as part of the Subiaco Theatre Festival.
The play centres around Tim, James and Anna - a group of young students who live in a share house in Perth. Busy with studies, work, socialising, dance, music and surfing – life is good and just starting for the trio.
Meanwhile, on the Gold Coast, nineteen year old Noah is doing it tough as he waits for a life saving heart transplant which is his only chance of making it to age 20.
As the performance unfolds, we hear about the struggles and emotional complexities of Noah's journey along with best friend Pete, as Noah shares his intimate story in a video he hopes will be seen by the parents of his heart donor.
Back in Perth, a devastating and unforeseen event occurs that shakes the lives of Tim, James and Anna – and rips their tightly bound trio apart.
Heart felt, emotional and touching – Heart Lines exposes the complexities and fragilities of life – through unexpected events that shake up our lives, in relationships and friendships that matter, an experience of interconnectedness with strangers due to a common bond that is shared for life.
These are some of the complex and emotive themes that are explored in the play.
It was an enjoyable and entertaining night out of theatre with The Strawboat Collective putting on an impressive performance.
Heart Lines is on for another 3 nights at the Subiaco Theatre Festival from Thursday 22 June, through to Saturday 24 June.
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