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

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

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

by Paul Zindel

Director: Maria Bardakos

October 7 to 25

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.

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Opening Night!

Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday October 7 to help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices

Tickets: $25 (full); $20 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $20
Season Tickets for 2020: $65
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact for more details


Bookings open April 2020 when you can book online online or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 3 daily).


Maria Bardakos

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
Wednesday 7, Friday 9, Saturday 10, Friday 16, Saturday 17, Friday 23, Saturday 24

Matinees at 2:00pm:
Sunday 18, Sunday 25

Doors open 30 minutes before performances

An Amateur Production by arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.