Orange Thrower

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 30 March - 02 April 2022
Category Theatre

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and Griffin Theatre Company Co-Production
By Kirsty Marillier

While her folks are back in Johannesburg, Zadie is holding the family fort in the stucco suburban sprawl of Paradise. This means keeping her little sis away from bush doofs—and smiling when her nice white neighbours try to touch her hair.

Then, in the middle of the night, someone starts pelting their house with oranges. Just once. Then twice. Then night after night after night. Maybe it’s nothing. Or maybe someone in Paradise wants them out.

A quintessential Aussie coming-of-age story, Orange Thrower provides a radically fresh perspective on a familiar genre—and does so while chucking big, splattery questions at the Australian ‘burbs. Kirsty Marillier has written a zinger of a first play, gilded with prestigious playwriting awards… And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Kirsty’s also starring as Zadie—performing her own poignant love letter to South African women. Grif-fave Zindzi Okenyo (Masquerade, Girl in Tan Boots) helms this big, juicy romp of citrus, displacement, and long-distance love.

Winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.
Orange Thrower was developed through Griffin Studio and Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft program, and received support from Green Door Theatre Company.

Performance Warnings:
This performance contains smoke haze, course language, adult themes, sexual themes and depictions of drug use, racism and gun violence. Recommended for ages 15+
This performance has a lockout period and latecomers will be allowed in at the first appropriate moment in the show.

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**This show is eligible for the Evening Excursions initiative for school bookings, 1 free teacher per 20 students, or $23 for any additional, click here to find out more.

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Writer Kirsty Marillier
Director Zindzi Okenyo
Designer Jeremy Allen
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Benjamin Pierpoint
Dramaturg Declan Greene
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk

With Callan Colley, Zindzi Okenyo, Mariama Whitton, Gabriela van Wyk

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Dates and Times:

Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 7pm
Thursday 31 March 2022 at 7pm
Friday 1 April 2022 at 7pm
Saturday 2 April 2022 at 2pm
Saturday 2 April 2022 at 7pm


1 hour and 20 minutes with no interval

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