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a poster on orange and purple and white featuring swirling lines and a face of a person coming out of the water, with a reflection of a tree in the water.
Poster by Kitty Ryan

by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf
Directed by Iris Sowlat
November 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m.
November 19 at 2 p.m.
School matinee Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. (Teachers: visit our School Matinee page to learn more about the performance and resources we are offering!)
In the Rand Theater
$15 general admission, $5 students and seniors

"He needed something he could attach his floating heart to."
Based on the Virginia Woolf novel and adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Orlando is the story of a charismatic genderfluid English noble and poet who journeys from Queen Elizabeth I’s court to Shakespeare’s London, from Constantinople to Victorian England, and finally to the bustle of the 20th century. As they fall in and out of love, create poetry, and explore their gender, their world expands and time leaps forward. Orlando is a joyous romp through the universal quest to discover one's true self, one's place in the world, and one’s happiness. 

Discussions of death, references to sexual and romantic relationships.

Read our program, which includes credits as well as information about the event.

Teachers: visit our School Matinee page to learn more about the performance and resources we are offering!

Tickets for all events EXCEPT Flamingo Murmuration and Fringe Fest '23 are sold through the Fine Arts Center Box Office (call 1-800-999-UMAS or visit the website). 
Season and group discounts available through the Fine Arts Center Box Office.

UMass Theater follows UMass Amherst weather cancellation and COVID policies; please visit our website for details.