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Live Oak Theatre
1301 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709
510-649-5999
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attended Sep 07 2013

This narrative play adapted from the Virginia Woolf novel is blessed with some terrific performances and incredible direction by Domenique Lozano.

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http://www.theatrefirst.com

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“Simplicity is magical in Orlando. That’s as true for Sarah Ruhl’s lovingly crafted adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s time-bending, gender-shifting novel as it is for Woolf’s mesmerizing prose. In the TheatreFirst Orlando … the simple directness of staging and acting work an incremental wonder all their own.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Ruhl’s adaptation beautifully captures the spare eloquence of Woolf’s language from the novel … Director Domenique Lozano gives the play a graceful and sparkling staging with a strong cast.” —KQED

“Admirers of Woolf and Ruhl will be very happy with this production, as will anybody looking for a good time, lots of laughter, and something to think about.” —theatrestorm.com

“(Domenique) Lozano has directed the show in a fast-paced combination of dance and slapstick … and the half-dozen in the cast perform all that’s demanded of them beautifully for the astoundingly rapid hour-and-45-minutes the show plays.” —San Jose Mercury News

Description

A magical night of theatre directed by TheatreFirst, ACT and Cal Shakes Associate Artist, Domenique Lozano (ACT’s A Christmas Carol, TheatreFirst’s The Drawer Boy) and produced by TheatreFirst, one of the Bay Area’s preeminent new works companies.

Starring Stephanie DeMott of the American Conservatory Theatre as Orlando.

About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreFIRST

The mission of TheatreFIRST is to provide the East Bay with high-quality professional theatre, offered at affordable prices and featuring local artists. We are focused on telling great stories and fostering an intimate connection between performer and audience, drawing the audience in on an emotional level, and igniting their imagination and love of theatre. These principles, along with our steadfast commitment to creating a nurturing artistic environment, non-traditional casting, and community outreach, make us one of the most innovative and engaging theatre companies in the Bay Area.