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RICE by Michelle Lee
July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 26, 2017 @ 9:30 pm AEST$20 - $55
Presented by Griffin Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre
Michele Lee is an important emerging voice in contemporary Australian writing. Ambitious in form and idea, her observations on race, gender and power can be both sharp and tender. With Rice, Michele sets the personal politics of two women against the politics of global food production.
Nisha is a high-flying young executive at Australia’s largest producer of rice — precocious, headstrong and determined to become Australia’s first female Indian CEO. She’s presently closing in on a secret deal with the Indian government, which will place her company at the centre of India’s rice distribution. Working late every night, Nisha encounters Yvette, the ‘Chinese cleaner’ of her office building. As the nights wear on, she soon realises that Yvette has more to offer than merely clearing away her dishes. The two form a powerful, if unlikely, bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives.
Rice won Michele Lee the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2016-2017. Helpmann Award-winning director Lee Lewis directs this insightful new work.
Preview 21 –25 July Season 28 July – 26 August
PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon – Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm, Tues 22 August 2pm & 7pm
VENUE SBW Stables Theatre 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross, NSW
Preview 21 –25 July
Season 28 July – 26 August
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Tuesday 22 August 2pm & 7pm
Approximately 90 minutes, with no interval.
Meet the Artists
Tuesday 1 August (exclusive to Griffin subscribers)
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $43
Under 35 $35
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply
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