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Rice – European Premiere + Special Offer* for FANZA Subscribers
October 9, 2021 - April 1, 2022
‘Michele Lee’s two-hander is a thoughtful take on the power of women at work.’ – The Guardian.
To celebrate the return of live theatre – and the European premiere of this multi award-winning play – FANZA is delighted to partner with Orange Tree Theatre and the Artists Touring Company to offer discounted tickets to subscribers.
With Rice, Michele Lee – an important emerging voice in contemporary Australian writing – sets the personal politics of two women against the politics of global food production.
Following their successful London premiere, Rice will now also be touring in early 2022.
It will also be livestreamed on 4 and 5 November.
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.
Rice will be performed by the Actors Touring Company, an exciting touring theatre organisation that specialises in international work, and directed by ATC’s Artistic Director, Matthew Xia.
*To claim your discount: enter the code FANZA10 when booking via the Orange Tree website before checking out. Offer applies to price bands A and B for performances of Rice up until 31 October. Please note: offer applies to in-person performances only and not the livestream on 4 & 5 November.
First performed at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney, awards include the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2016-2017; Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, Drama, 2018; Best Original Stage Play, Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, 2018; and the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting, 2018.