Why See Orpheus Descending?
Tennessee William's Wild Southern Drama
First debuting under the name Battle of The Angels in 1940, Tennessee Williams' searing portrait of prejudice and bigotry in the deep South was lost on initial audiences, but its poetic melodrama later packed a punch on Broadway in 1957 under a new name. A collaboration between the Menier Chocolate Factory and Welsh regional theatre Theatr Clwyd, Orpheus Descending enjoys a strictly limited run at the Menier this Summer, helmed by by Theatre Clwyd's artistic director Tamara Harvey.
Starring English stage and screen veterans Hattie Morahan, Jemima Rooper and Seth Numrich, the wild drama follows the disillusioned Lady Torrance, a woman whose joie de vivre has seeped out slowly over 20 years of a loveless marriage against the backdrop of her deeply racist hometown. When she meets free-spirited drifter Val Xavier, her passions are reignited, but if he is Orpheus than she is his Eurydice, and the fate of the lovers does not bode well...
Opening night: 9 May 2019
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