, celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell
transforms her "phenomenal concept album" (Rolling Stone
) into a bold new work for the stage. This folk opera follows Orpheus' mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown
, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell's beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Cast: Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, André De Shields, Rosie Fletcher, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Gloria Onitiri. Sharif Afifi, Beth Hinton-Lever, Seyi Omooba, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw, Shaq Taylor
Show Times: Vary, see websitenationaltheatre.org