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Orlando
Tue, Apr 25 - Sun, May 07, 2017
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$12-$18
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Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre
NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE,
Seattle , WA, 98105
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Adapted by Sarah Ruhl From the novel by Virginia Woolf Directed by L. Zane Jones Orlando is a handsome, young English nobleman favored by queens and princesses. The poem he’s trying to write isn’t going well; otherwise, he’s having a very nice life. When he consorts with a gypsy, however, things take a strange turn: he awakens from a seven-day sleep transformed into a woman…and an immortal. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando is one of literature’s most beloved fantasies—a love letter, a biography, and an epic poem that Woolf called, “too long to be a joke and too frivolous to be taken seriously.” Sarah’s Ruhl’s dreamy adaptation, directed by School of Drama faculty member L. Zane Jones, is a fun, sexy, gender-bending romp through 300 years of literary history.