About This Show

Orpheus Descending centers on Lady Torrance (Irene Glezos), a Sicilian immigrant disenchanted with her unhappy 20-year marriage. She runs a dry-goods store in the Deep South in the 1940s, while her bigoted, tyrannical husband (Keir Dullea) lies bedridden with cancer upstairs. When a young, guitar-toting drifter Val Xavier (Todd d’Amour) shows up at her store, Lady begins an affair that not only causes a town-wide scandal, but also, and more importantly, awakens a long-forgotten passion that brings Lady deep solace.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: April 23, 2016 Opening Night: May 1, 2016 Final Performance: May 14, 2016
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, New York City

81 Christopher St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | May 3, 2016
A rarely seen Tennessee Williams drama plays a Lutheran Church in the West Village.

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