New York City
Set in 1960, Orson’s Shadow cleverly dramatizes legendary director Orson Welles’ troubled attempts to bring Ionesco’s Rhinoceros to the stage. The stars of Rhinoceros, Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, are deep in the throes of an extramarital affair. Add to the mix Olivier’s glamorous but unstable wife, Vivien Leigh, and drama critic Kenneth Tynan, and the result is a recipe for backstage humor and high drama.
The Opening Night performance of Orson’s Shadow on Wednesday, May 9 is scheduled for 7:00 PM.