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Virginia Woolf's

Orlando

adapted by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Jessica Thebus

Mar 10, 2011 — Apr 10, 2011

 “Enchantment … from start to finish…luminous, exquisitely imagined, impeccably
realized production… Amy J. Carle gives a fiercely intelligent, physically bold, altogether stellar performance” -Sun-Times

“People who would like this play are people who would like a long amount of kissing … You should expect some funniness and some sadness. I laughed twenty five times out loud.” -Ada Grey,  Chicago’s up-and-coming 6-year-old theatre reviewer, www.AdaGrey.blogspot.com

Sarah Ruhl, one of American theater’s most exciting young playwrights, adapts Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending novel about sex, love, and history. Often called the longest love letter in literature, Woolf’s Orlando tells the story of an English nobleman, Orlando, who lives for hundreds of years before falling asleep and waking up as a woman. Directed by longtime Ruhl collaborator Jessica Thebus (The Clean House at Goodman Theatre, Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Steppenwolf), Orlando demonstrates Court Theatre’s ongoing commitment to contemporary translations and adaptations of classic works.

Sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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