Head Full of Love is the story of two remarkable women and the inspiring friendship which forms between them in the lead up to the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival.
"The play, written by Alana Valentine, is the story of an unlikely friendship forged between Tilly Napiljari and Sydneysider Nessa Tavistock, in the lead up to the festival," Director of the Araluen Arts Centre, Tim Rollason said.
"Tilly is running out of time to finish her new creation and enter it for judging, while Nessa has run away to the Red Centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke.
"Head Full of Love uses the shared connection of knitting a beanie to create a snapshot of life in Central Australia.
"It invites you to look differently at the possibilities of the humble beanie: a much loved everyday item, and an extension of ourselves and the everyday life we wear.
"Head Full of Love draws on stories from Alice Springs' Purple House, a renal health facility for remote community members to stay when they come to town for dialysis treatment, providing a friendly environment while they are away from the support of their families and communities.
"The play, directed by Wesley Enoch, which premiered at the Darwin Festival in 2010, raises awareness about this important facility and the ongoing issues surrounding health standards in remote Indigenous communities.
"It's a yarn to warm your heart….and your head."
On stage at Araluen Arts Centre, Wednesday 9 September at 8.00pm.
Ticket prices are adult for $45, concession for $40 and Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre for $35 and are available from the Araluen Box Office on (08) 8951 1122.
The play is proudly supported locally by 783 ABC Alice Springs, a 2015 partner of the Araluen Arts Centre.
The Araluen Cultural Precinct is the central arts and cultural hub in Alice Springs, boasting an Art House Cinema, Theatre, Art Gallery and Museum, the Cultural Precinct is a great place to visit whether you're a local or just passing through.
To check out what else is on at the Araluen Arts Centre, please visit http://www.araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au
Media note – Tim Rollason, Director of Araluen Arts Centre on 8951 1126