Orpheus Descending

George Brown Theatre School

April 10 – 21, 2012

Val, a young man with a guitar, a snakeskin jacket, and undeniable animal-erotic energy, drifts into a dry-goods store where he meets Lady, a middle-aged woman whose elderly husband is dying.  America’s master playwright, Tennessee Williams, sets the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus in his beloved American South of the fifties, a place of desire, sexual repression, and racism. With his signature rich imagery and lyrical language, Williams took 17 years to craft this explosive drama where passion and violence lurk just beneath the surface until the play’s shocking conclusion. 

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Written By: Tennessee Williams
Directed By: Todd Hammond

Set Design By: Jackie Chau
Lighting Design By: Michelle Ramsay

Cast: Hannah Anderson, Hilary Carroll, Edward Charettem, Mitchell Court, Jeffrey Dingle, Jakob Ehman, Megan Miles, André Morin, Celine Peel-Michaud, Jordan Probst, Tennille Read, Lesley Robertson, Megan Robinson, Hilary Scott, Kyle Shields, Anne Taschereau, Laura Welch, Nicole Wilson & Erin Wotherspoon

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About George Brown Theatre School

The George Brown Theatre School has earned a national reputation for training highly skilled actors. Taught by notable theatre artists, students receive concentrated, career-oriented training in the fundamental skills and professionalism needed to work as professional actors in theatre, television and film. Our graduates can be found on Canada's leading stages and on film and television sets across North America. Please join us at our home, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, to get a sneak peek at this country's next generation of theatre artists as they make the transition onto Canada's, and indeed the world's, professional stages.

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Orpheus Descending