PHOTO CALL: Sarah Ruhl's Take on Virginia Woolf's Orlando, With Francesca Faridany, Opens in NYC

News   PHOTO CALL: Sarah Ruhl's Take on Virginia Woolf's Orlando, With Francesca Faridany, Opens in NYC Francesca Faridany, late of Broadway's The 39 Steps, plays the title role of an Elizabethan man who transforms into a woman in the New York City premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Orlando, which opened Sept. 23 following previews from Sept. 8 at Classic Stage Company's home.

Off-Broadway performances under the direction of Rebecca Taichman will play to Oct. 17.

 

Orlando, adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Ruhl (In the Next Room, The Clean House) from the work of Virginia Woolf, also features Annika Boras (Sasha), David Greenspan (Queen Elizabeth), Tom Nelis (Sea Captain) and Howard Overshown (Othello). Choreography is by Annie-B Parson.

Here is a look at the opening night:

Here's how CSC bills the work: "Meet Virginia Woolf's Orlando, your typical Elizabethan Man: a favorite of the Queen, madly in love with a Russian Princess, fleeing an Archduchess and waking up one fine day in Constantinople to find he has become, of all things, a woman. She survives the 19th and 20th centuries grappling with what it means to live fully in the present, in our own skin, in our own gender, and in our own time."

For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office at 136 E. 13th Street, Monday through Friday 12 PM to 6 PM.

For more information on Classic Stage Company visit the theatre's website at www.classicstage.org.

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