Orpheus Descending tickets now available!
As one of the lesser known works of famous playwright Tennessee Williams, it's not everyday that Orpheus Descending is produced. Coming to the Menier Chocolate Factory for a limited 3-month run, Orpheus Descending tickets will only be available for a short time so you'll want to get them while you can.
What is Orpheus Descending about?
A small Southern community full of repression, judgement and intolerance where people live what appear to be ordinary, boring small town lives. Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage with an ailing husband. When a guitar wielding charismatic drifter appears in town new possibilities full of passion and change open up and secrets from the past come to the surface. Nothing will remain as it is when fact, convention and tradition are torn apart.
Tennessee Williams' Deep South American drama is directed by Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey. Beginning its life as Battle of Angels in 1940, Orpheus Descending was first performed on Broadway in 1957. In 1959, Sidney Lumet directed a film adaptation called The Fugitive Kind, starring iconic actor Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani. Following a Broadway revival in 1989 starring BAFTA Award winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, a film adaptation also starring Redgrave was released in 1990.
Who is Tennessee Williams?
Writer Tennessee Williams is known as one of the foremost playwrights of 20th century American drama. Best known for works such as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Night of the Iguana, his plays often focus on themes of family relationships, secrets and mental health and frequently feature locations in the American South. Throughout the course of his career, and even posthumously Tennessee Williams earned many awards and recognitions including 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 3 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards and a Tony Award.
Tickets for Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending are sure to be some of the most sought after of the Menier Chocolate Factory's summer season. Playing for a limited 3-month run, you'll want to book Orpheus Descending tickets as soon as possible to guarantee the best seats at the best prices.