An ATC and Orange Tree Theatre production in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth

Rice

An ATC and Orange Tree Theatre production in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth

Rice

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by Michele Lee, directed by Matthew Xia

Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.

A secret deal worth billions.

Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.

The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

“A heady broth of gender, generation and globalisation” Australian Stage.

Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.

Important information

Running time:
95 mins, no interval

Age guideline:
14+

Post Show Talk – Weds 09 Feb