RWU Theatre Presents: Orlando
Performing Arts Center
Nov 18, 19, 7:30
Nov 20, 2:00
December 1, 2, 3, 7:30
Students $5; Seniors $10; General Admission $15
Reservations: 401-254-3666 or https://rwu.booktix.com/
Check out the latest production from our very fine Theatre Program. Get your history lesson and your fashion sense ready…
A gender bending, time traveling, romp.
A dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s most popular novel, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a magical, poetic, and comical dance between gender and through time. It is based on Woolf’s fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I and is left at the novel’s end a married woman in the year 1928. Part love letter to Vita Sackville West, part exploration of the art of biography and the difficulties of writing, the work explores the nature of gender and how it is conditioned by social and historical forces.
Sarah Ruhl is one of America’s most original playwrights. Her work has earned her numerous awards including a MacArthur ‘genius’ Fellowship. Her plays have been nominated for Pulitzers Prizes in Drama and Tony Awards (The Clean House, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play). Two of here plays, Dead Man’s Cellphone and Eurydice have been produced at Roger Williams.