BU School of Theatre Presents Orlando at Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
Boston University School of Theatre brings Sarah Ruhl’s play – “an intimate fantasia that unravels the social, political, and gender binaries holding our reality together” – to BU’s Booth Theatre from December 2-9, 2023.
This December at the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, Boston University School of Theatre presents Orlando, based on the Virginia Woolf novel. Sarah Ruhl’s play follows the story of a young nobleman in a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. As he endeavors to make his way as a poet and lover, Orlando’s escapades keep him at the heart of a maximalist, over-the-top tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.
The production is helmed by director Vanessa Ogbuehi, a Philadelphia-based theatre director, performer, and producer of new and devised work. She has worked with a range of artists, companies, and institutions to create and present original pieces, including Double Edge Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Grammy-winning mezzo soprano Maren Montalbano, Theatre Horizon, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and Villanova University. Presently, she is the Director of Digital/Film/Interactive at Pig Iron Theatre Company, and is devising a new solo-performance on shadow personalities.
“In this magical but intimate love story through space, time, and gender, you’ll discover the meaning of life or nothing at all. Look closely,” says Ogbuehi. “This play is an intimate fantasia that unravels the social, political, and gender binaries holding our reality together. Though wild and epic in scale, this very human story shows us what true love looks like amid messy growing pains.”
This play is an intimate fantasia that unravels the social, political, and gender binaries holding our reality together. Though wild and epic in scale, this very human story shows us what true love looks like amid messy growing pains.
DECEMBER 2-9, 2023
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Vanessa Ogbuehi
Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
SHOW DATES & TIMES
- Saturday, December 2 • 7:30pm
- Sunday, December 3 • 2pm
- Thursday, December 7 • 7:30pm
- Friday, December 8 • 7:30pm
- Saturday, December 9 • 2pm, 7:30pm
TICKETS TO ORLANDO
December 2-9, 2023 • Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
General admission: $20. Free for BU students, faculty, and staff (contact email@example.com for codes), subject to availability.
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