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Orlando by Virginia Woolf/adapted by Sarah Ruhl -Tix available at door

Sophia Gordon Center
Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM (ET) to Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 9:30 PM (ET)

Advance reservations for tonight's performance of Orlando are closed. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7 pm. 

Orlando, a beautiful charismatic nobleman, has enjoyed a lifetime of adventures: he becomes the favorite of Queen Elizabeth the First, he dallies with many fine ladies, losing his heart to one mysterious Russian Princess, he wanders Shakespeare’s London and endures the chill of the Great Frost, he travels to Constantinople, where his reputation for spectacular debauchery is indeed vast. But after a nighttime encounter with gypsy, Orlando sleeps for seven days, and wakes to live again -- as a woman. As Orlando adapts her bold, free demeanor to the strict and hampering skirts and expectations of feminine behavior, the changing world around her -- from Victorian England to the busy department stores of the 20th century -- illustrates the mutability of man and woman, and instinct of each to fit their place and time.

A dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a magical and poetic dance between gender and through time, a fantastical world in which courtly movement and biographical narration combine to tell the story of a being who lives outside of human expectations, and enjoys twice the experience that humanity has to offer.

The role of Orlando is double cast in this production:

Cast A: Caitlyn Luria as Orlando, ,Thursday 10/14, Saturday 10/16, and Friday 10/22 at 7:30 pm, Sunday 10/24 at 2 pm

Cast B: Charlie Sullivan as Orlando, Friday 10/15, Thursday 10/21, and Saturday 10/23 at 7:30 pm, Sunday 10/17 at 2:00 PM

ORLANDO was commissioned by Joyce Piven and was first produced at the Piven Theater Workshop, directed by Joyce Piven.

It was subsequently produced at the Actor's Gang in Los Angeles, produced by Tim robins, and directed by Joyce Piven.

It was produced in New York at Classic Stage Company, produced by Brian Kulick, directed by Rebecca Taichman.

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