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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

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Maitland Repertory Theatre

244 High Street

Maitland, NSW 2320

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"I hate the world, Matilda. Do you know that?“ - Beatrice

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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

by Paul Zindel

Director: Maria Bardakos

Assistant Director: Brendon Harris

June 30 to July 18

Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize, the Obie Award and the New York Critics Circle Award as best American Play of the season, this powerful and moving story of triumph in the face of adversity, set in the style of Tennessee Williams, is one of Off-Broadway’s greatest successes.

It is a biographical play of the writer’s dysfunctional family and the pain and loneliness suffered as a child growing up in a home with a narcissistic mother, a rebellious and manipulative sister and the absence of a loving father.

Yet, even though the play presents a bleak situation, it also offers hope in the character of Tillie (Matilda) who, despite her mother’s cruelty, refuses to be defeated. Tillie embodies the spirit of the survivor. Tillie is an awkward outcast at school, yet she is able to appreciate what life has to offer because she has discovered something more important than external appearances, something more lasting. She has discovered that she is important.

Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Tickets: $25 (full) $20 (concession)

  • Season Tickets for 2021: $65
  • Group Concessions 10+: $20
  • Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@mrt.org.au for more details or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily)

Dine and Discover NSW: You can use your Dine and Discover voucher to buy a ticket online to see the 30 June performance of "Marigolds". If you'd like to buy more than 1 ticket with your Dine and Discover voucher or buy tickets for July performances with your voucher please phone 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily) to make your booking and have your Dine and Discover Voucher Code ready.

Bookings: Book online or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily).

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:

  • June: Wednesday 30;
  • July: Friday 2, Saturday 3, Friday 9, Saturday 10, Friday 16, Saturday 17

Matinees at 2:00pm:

  • July: Sunday 11, Sunday 18

Doors open 30 minutes before performances

Our Cast

Aimée Cavanagh - Beatrice

Kaysia Dowie - Ruth

Maddison Lamb - Tillie

Meg O'Hara - Janice Vickery

Dimity Eveleens - Nanny

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