Orlando poster image. Three photos of Virginia Woolf with varying rainbow backgrounds.


Nov 08, 2019 to Nov 16, 2019
Virginia Woolf
Adapted by: 
Sarah Ruhl
Directed by: 
Erica Vannon
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:00pm


Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a poetic dance of identity across centuries. Highlighting the fluidity of attraction and the mutability of gender, this dreamy adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. One of the American theater’s most beloved playwrights couples her sweeping storytelling with the original, lyrical narration by one of England’s greatest authors to tell an epic story of love.


Cast of Orlando
Role Name
Orlando Amy Miller Martin
The Queen/Others Crystal Stewart
Lovers/Others Luli Gomez Teruel
Archduke/Others Elijah Jones*
Euphrosyne/Others Amy Rodriguez*
Othello/Others Victoria McFadden*
Desdemona/Others Ellis Fontana*
Captain/Others Ashley Lapointe*
Grimsditch/Others Laura Brightman*

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of Orlando
Title Name
Director Erica Vannon
Scenic Designer R. Eric Stone**
Assistant Scenic Designer Tobin Griffin
Costume Designer Zamora Simmons
Assistant Costume Designer Bethany Kasperek
Lighting Designer Will Borich
Sound Designer Mark Bruckner
Assistant Sound Designer Colten Langfitt*
Fight Choreographer Dante Benjegerdes*
Dramaturg Morgan Grambo
Assistant Dramaturg Hannah Schillinger*
Stage Manager Olivia Leslie*
Assistant Stage Manager Kyle Schindler*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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