The Orange Grove

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.

  • new vintage, drama
  • 0
  • 6 total
  • 3 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
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Female | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 68

EXTRACT: Stop it! Stop it! I shan't listen to you - mocking me! I've shut you away from my hearing. Where death is in a house, there must silence be, too. The door must be shut and the blinds drawn against the screaming of the sea-wind and the crying voices across the plains ... you do not hear them, do you David? You can be aware of nothing now - nothing... only of the silence heaped around you.


Female | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 35

EXTRACT: At first - after the realisation of it had eased, I pretended - pretended it didn't matter. There were other things in life. My father was alive then. He and I had work to do around this place - in the Orange Grove - with the cows. There was a life in things here then. But when my father died - there was nothing for me. I knew it was no use going on with the pretence any longer. As time went on I saw it all the more clearly. I was alone - and lonely.


Female | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 26

EXTRACT: You old scoundrel you! Enjoying poking Fun, don't you, at old carroty haired Carrie in an old rag of a dress, and bits Of bag... worn out, broken boots on my Feet and a felt hat full of holes on my Head. Yes, no doubt, I am something for you to laugh at!

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