American Premiere Orlando Cryptic Apr 10, 2014 7:30 pm; Apr 11, 2014 7:30 pm; Apr 12, 2014 8:00 pm; Apr 13, 2014 3:00 pm Buy Tickets

Directed by Cathie Boyd

Text by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Darryl Pinckney
Original Score composed by Craig Armstrong and Antye Greie aka AGF

A transformative evening of theater, Orlando opens with the hero as a young man in Elizabethan England, and follows his transformations of fortune, love and even gender in this multi-faceted, century-spanning quest for ‘life and a lover’. A sensuous epic of self-discovery, Virginia Woolf’s novel has been described as the most charming love letter in literature, relishing an era where opulence and hedonism were savored.

Read The Scotsman's review of Orlando here.

Download the free Cryptic app from the iTunes Store! Get access to notes on the production by Virginia Woolf scholar Dr. Jane Goldman and the ORLANDO ring tone and wallpaper! 

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Cryptic is supported by Creative Scotland.

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Engage with Orlando!

Sneak Peek

Thu Apr 10 - Alexander Kasser Theater - 6:00 PM Public

Montclair State Professor Jonathan Greenberg will lead an informal pre-show chat about Orlando, Cryptic's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's 1928 extraordinary work of fiction, Orlando: A Biography. Free savory snacks will be available.

Dr. Jonathan Greenberg is the Deputy Chair of the English Department and specializes in modernism. He has also published a book on modernist satire.

Following the Sneak Peek, stay for the 7:30 performance of Orlando! Buy tickets to the show online or at the box office. No charge for undergraduate students with valid MSU ID - pick up your ticket at the Kasser Theater box office.

Sneak Peeks is a yearlong series of informal pre-show chats presented by the Office of Arts and Cultural Programming. Join us on select Thursday nights throughout the 13/14 season!

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