By Kirsty Marillier
20 August - 25 September 2021
Due to Griffin’s temporary closure in 2021, Orange Thrower by Kirsty Marillier is now taking place in our 2022 Season. Learn more about the 2022 production of Orange Thrower here.
It’s one of those suburbs where the houses all match, the gardens all match, the cars, the dogs, and the people all match. But in the stucco sprawl of Paradise, the Petersen family don’t quite match.
While her folks are back in Johannesburg, Zadie is holding the family fort. 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) helms this big, juicy romp of citrus, displacement and long-distance love.
Winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
A co-production with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta
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, Kirsty Marillier, Angela Nica Sullen, Mariama Whitton
Preview 20 – 24 August
Opening Nights 25 & 26 August
Season 27 August – 25 September
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 7pm
Meet the Artists
Tuesday 31 August
Tuesday 21 September
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.
|5 Play||4 Play||3 Play|
|Senior, Preview||$205||Senior, Preview||$172||Senior, Preview||$138|
|Under 35||$170||Under 35||$140||Under 35||$108|
Orange Thrower was developed through Griffin Studio and Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft program, and received support from Green Door Theatre Company.