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Orlando by Virginia Woolf - Oct. 21 - Tickets available at the door

THEATRE
Sophia Gordon Center
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM (ET) to Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 at 9:30 PM (ET)

Tickets available at the door for tonight's performance of Orlando. Online reservations are closed. 


Salem Night! We are thrilled to welcome Salem residents back to campus with free admission to the October 21 performance of Orlando.  

You will need to present an ID with proof of residency when checking in at the theatre in order to receive your free ticket/s.

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.

This production is for mature audiences. 

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.

Covid-19 Safety

Masks are required indoors on the Salem State campus. Our venue capacities are reduced. We ask that you not attend any event if you are feeling unwell. All campus event attendees are expected to follow university policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at any of our venues.

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