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Orpheus Descending | Third Year Theatre


Directed by: Chris Jackson and Robert Lewis; Written by: Caryl Churchill

Start Date

13th Oct 2016 7:00pm

End Date

22nd Oct 2016 7:00pm


Annexe Theatre, Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information - See ticket and dates information below

Orpheus Descending | Third Year Theatre

Presented by: TCotA Theatre 3rd year students

The famous play by Tennessee Williams is set in a 1950’s dry goods store located in Two River County, Louisiana—a county corrupt with racist viciousness and redneck malevolence.

When Val, strolls into the small repressed town, he discovers unwanted ghosts from his past, malicious enemies and forms a relationship with a passionate woman trapped in an unhappy marriage. The rest of the county is filled out by a “Greek Chorus” of gossips and the Klu Klux Klan-like "Mystic Crew".

The play exhibits many of the playwright’s traditional themes of loneliness, desire, sexuality, repression, and the longing for freedom. The play is rich in imagery, lyrical language and symbolism. It is recognized as one of Williams’ most profound plays and is considered a mammoth text to stage.

Preview Nights: 13th - 14th October | 7pm
Tickets: $5 | Free admission School Groups

Season Dates: 19th - 22nd October | 7pm
Tickets: Adult $10, Concession/School Groups $5
(Free admission for TCotA students and TCotA staff)

Bookings: 63 24 4450 | Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm
Tickets available at the door one hour prior to performances

Annexe Theatre

Tasmanian College of the Arts
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania

Box Office : 6324 4450 Monday - Thursday
Door Sales available from 6pm