Carrie lives alone on her impoverished river-flats farm. Isolated and forgotten by the world, she relies on the company of the birds and trees. With her parents long gone, and her neighbour’s constant excuses not to visit her, she ekes out an existence from her old orange grove tree.
But her solitude is shattered when David, a dark, handsome stranger appears, resembling her past lover. While David draws up his proposal for the development of a new road and bridge, Carrie’s grip on reality begins to slide as she mixes recollection of a past betrayal with David’s new one – the possible resumption of her land.
Exploring classic themes of love, betrayal and revenge, The Orange Grove is unique in its form. Combining naturalistic dialogue and poetic descriptions, the heightened and distorted version of Carries reality comes to life in this play that is truly ahead of its time.
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