Reviews: Read What Critics Are Saying About Rare Revival of Orpheus Descending | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Read What Critics Are Saying About Rare Revival of Orpheus Descending

The Tennessee Williams work plays Off-Broadway at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.

Maggie Siff and Pico Alexander in Orpheus Descending Gerry Goodstein

Critics are sharing their thoughts on TFANA's Off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Performances began July 9 at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center for a run through August 6.

Maggie Siff (BillionsMad Men) leads the cast as Lady Torrance with Pico Alexander (DickinsonGossip Girl) as Valentine Xavier. They are joined by Molly Kate Babos, Michael Cullen, Matt DeAngelis, Gene Gillette, Laura Heisler, Prudence Wright Holmes, Brian Keane, Julia McDermott, Ana Reeder, Maggie Siff, Kate Skinner, Fiana Tóibín, James Waterston, and Dathan B. Williams.

Read the reviews here.

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Stage Review (Frank Scheck)

The New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)*

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

The New York Times (Elisabeth Vincentelli)*

TheaterMania (Hayley Levitt)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The work follows two outcasts, a storekeeper's wife and a wandering guitar player, as they attempt to escape a Southern Hell.

Erica Schmidt directs the work, which features set design by Amy Rubin, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design and compositions by Justin Ellington, physical movement coordinating by Lorenzo Pisoni, prop supervision by Justin Cox, dramaturgy by John Lahr, voice direction by Andrew Wade, dialect coaching by Xavier Clark, and production stage management by Shane Schnetzler.



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