by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Anet Carlin
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
August 7 – August 8, 2015
Friday @ 7pm Saturday @ 2pm and 7pm
A man named Orlando lives life to the fullest through three centuries, and, after a long sleep, becomes a woman. A romp through the ages, a meditation on time, gender, and sexuality, a history of English literature in satiric form; Woolf’s Orlando was called the longest love letter ever to be written in literary history. This adaptation uses narrative and a chorus to enact lyrical, instant, and whimsical transformations as we follow Orlando through countless epochs.
Simplicity is magical in Orlando. That’s as true for Sarah Ruhl’s lovingly crafted adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s time-bending, gender-shifting novel as it is for Woolf’s mesmerizing prose.
– SF Gate
Sara Jane Katen
Gina Kirk & Jim Solomon
Ubu’s Other Shoe Season Sponsors
Presented by special arrangement with the author.
Our staged reading series is named after the infamous trilogy of plays written by Alfred Jarry that were banned from the stage after riots erupted on opening night. Ubu's Other Shoe pays homage to the spirit of Jarry and to all artists who strive to explore the fringes of their art. This exciting series exists to offer actors, directors and audience members an opportunity to experience incredible plays that do not necessarily fit into our regular main stage season. Thank you for taking this journey with us.