NAU Theatre presents Orlando

Student actors perform Orlando on a colorful

NAU’s Department of Theatre presents Orlando, the second production of the theatre season, adapted from the poem by Virginia Woolf by MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl. Audiences can see this iconic play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 or the 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 19-20 at the Studio Theatre in NAU’s Performing Arts Building (Bldg. 37). 

The play continues a season inspired by the theme of precipice and explores the liminal space of time. Orlando is the second of four stories that explore the journey upward to the edge of a precipice, the moment of decision and the potential changes that lie ahead. Orlando transcends the borders of time and space through its exploration of first love over the course of 400 years.  

Orlando is a coming-of-age story about a young writer in the court of Queen Elizabeth, who discovers both the pen and the taste of first love, grappling with both centuries as it defies the limits of social expectation and time. This light-hearted play is a playful and poignant exploration of gender identity and sexuality as well as what it means to love over time–from the Elizabethan period to today—encouraging audiences to consider what it means to love as we age. 

Tickets are available through NAU Central Ticketing. 

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