Tanya, Annie and Lorenzo are on the bottom of the heap. They're young but already the youth has been wrung out of them. They've been abused, they're abusive, and they're difficult to like let alone to love. But it is love in all its distorted and mutated forms that holds them together. Annie and Tanya make a pact; their love will protect them from an unloving world and it will endure. Even the dreadful and charming Lorenzo will not threaten it. Only doubt in each other's love can put a wedge between them.
"The great gift of this play to me is that it presents us with people who are complex, difficult and facing extreme difficulty, with absolutely no judgment from the playwright." - Tom Healey, Red Door curator, September 2014
"This is theatre at its most riveting… In Cornelius’ capable hands, what could have been the last gasp of a genre in decay becomes a miraculous but painful resuscitation — pure Narcan." - Cameron Woodhead, The Age, 21 November 2005
Tom Healey in Conversation with Patricia Cornelius about Love:
- 70 minutes
- 2 female, 1 male
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre