By Jessica Bellamy
29 March - 9 April 2022
Shoshana, 12 years old, is about to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah, which will welcome her into the hallowed halls of Jewish womanhood. Miriam, double her age, is the teacher helping Shoshana prepare for her big day.
However, one question keeps stopping both student and teacher in their tracks: what even is a Jewish woman? A is for Apple is an irreverent, impertinent romp through the Old Testament’s patriarchs and matriarchs, in search of role models. Jessica Bellamy’s (Shabbat Dinner) inventive new play asks how women can rewrite the myths that formed them, and create a version of ‘woman’ that embraces contradiction and complexity. A is for Apple relishes in genre-blending and cultural translations to ask lovingly provocative questions and welcome everybody into the tribe.
So, load up on Genesis, cue up some Missy Elliott and get ready for a night at the theatre that will leave you empowered and renewed.
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‘If you didn’t see Jessica’s Shabbat Dinner you missed both a great show and a great meal—with Jess ladling up her Baba’s borscht every night. Though you don’t get a feed in A is for Apple, you’ll still leave feeling deeply sated by the play’s witty provocations on faith and womanhood (brought to life by the comic genius of Amy Hack).
With an eye on the future, Griffin Lookout champions works by the next generation of exceptional theatre makers.
Artists are given a stipend toward the development and production of their work, a generous split of their show’s Box Office takings, as well as in-kind artistic and producing support by the Griffin team.
Jessica Bellamy‘s A is for Apple is one of 2022’s Griffin Lookout productions, alongside Mel Ree‘s Mother May We.
Director Scarlet McGlynn
Set & Costume Designer Emma White
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Associate Lighting Designer Saint Clair
Composer/Sound Designer Jessica Dunn
Stage Manager Claire Ferguson
Producer Jessica Bellamy
Production Assistant Paris Freed
With Amy Hack, Zoe Resnick
Season 29 March – 9 April
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 7pm
Meet the Artists
Thursday 31 March
Saturday 2 April
Please note, there is a complete lock-out on all performances and latecomers won’t be admitted, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to us, grab a drink, and get settled.
2022 Griffin Lookout Pricing
2022 Season Subscription Pricing
|6 Play||5 Play||4 Play|
|Senior, Preview||$240||Senior, Preview||$205||Senior, Preview||$176|
|Under 35||$192||Under 35||$170||Under 35||$140|
|3 Play||2 Play||Griffin Lookout|
|Senior, Preview||$138||Senior, Preview||$98||2-pack||$64|
|Under 35||$108||Under 35||$74||Under 35|
Meet the Director | Scarlet McGlynn
“Some plays make you happier than when you were before the play begins. A is for Apple is one of them.” ★★★★—Cassie Tongue, The Sydney Morning Herald
“Thank goodness for Griffin Theatre’s Lookout programme otherwise we may have missed out on the opportunity to see Jessica Bellamy’s refreshingly charming and provocative play, A is for Apple.” Catherine Skipper, South Sydney Herald
“With a bold and playful spirit kept lively under director Scarlet McGlynn, it speaks to modern Jewish women’s struggle to find resonance in the old myths, and to uncover new interpretations and ways of being which allow them to hold true to their dignity, autonomy and power.” Kate Prendergast, Audrey Journal
“So good I could imagine it being staged in a little theatre off Broadway.” David Spicer, Stage Whispers
“Zoe Resnick as Shoshana and Amy Hack as Miriam were exceptional.” David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
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A is for Apple contains sexual references and sexism. Haze and strobe effects will be used in the show.
If you have questions regarding the content of the play, please contact our Box Office team.