Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta & Griffin Theatre Company Present
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.
The Saturday 2 October 7pm performance will be Audio Described
A Tactile Tour will be available for the Audio Described performance at 5:30pm – bookings essential – What’s this?
This performance contains smoke haze, course language and adult themes and is recommended for ages 15+
This performance has a lockout period and latecomers will be allowed in at the first appropriate moment in the show.
*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8839 3399.
Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19. Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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Writer Kirsty Marillier
Director Zindzi Okenyo
Assistant Director Declan Greene
With Kirsty Marillier