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

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by Paul Zindel

directed by Kevin Shorey

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.

Embittered widow, Beatrice Hunsdorfer is a terrible homemaker and a questionable parent. Her life is so shrouded in difficulty and defeat that she is incapable of recognising the goodness around her. Despite efforts to improve her lot, her bitterness and negativity constantly defeat her purpose. Her instability and anguish over the unfair aspects of her life threatens to tear the family apart.

It is a heart wrenching story where love and hate often blur into indistinguishable lines. It is painful, yet beautiful, in its unabashed honesty. Many will uncomfortably either see themselves or family members through these strong characters. Although written in the seventies, this play is as contemporary and relevant to our lives today as it was nearly fifty years ago.

It is the Cairns Little Theatre’s third play for the 2019 season and sees experienced director, Kevin Shorey, return to the theatre to bring this powerful piece to the Cairns theatre audience.


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Price
Price Guide
When
Fri 5 Jul - Sat 13 Jul
Venue Opens
Bar open from 7pm
Doors open
7.40pm
Show time
8pm
Interval
20 mins
Duration
Rating
PG - Parental Guidance
Seating
Reserved
Food
Snack food only
Bar
Full Bar
Companion Card
Yes
Ticket collection
From the Ticketlink office during business hours or at The Rondo from 7pm
Seating Plan
Seating Plan

Please note: No performance on Sunday 7 July.
Type Price
Reserved SeatingAdult$31.50
Reserved SeatingGovt Benefit Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingSenior Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingStudent Under 25$26.25
Reserved SeatingGroup 10+$26.25
Type Price
Reserved SeatingAdult$31.50
Reserved SeatingGovt Benefit Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingSenior Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingStudent Under 25$26.25
Reserved SeatingGroup 10+$26.25
Type Price
Reserved SeatingOne Price$26.25
Type Price
Reserved SeatingOne Price$26.25
Type Price
Reserved SeatingAdult$31.50
Reserved SeatingGovt Benefit Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingSenior Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingStudent Under 25$26.25
Reserved SeatingGroup 10+$26.25
Type Price
Reserved SeatingAdult$31.50
Reserved SeatingGovt Benefit Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingSenior Card Holder$26.25
Reserved SeatingStudent Under 25$26.25
Reserved SeatingGroup 10+$26.25
Ticket price includes a booking fee of 5% of ticket price capped at $2 per ticket.
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