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Art for Housing: Lydia Place Benefit, featuring performance of ORLANDO
Fri, May 3 @ 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Lydia Place’s first ever Art for Housing fundraiser celebrates art and community with a special live theater performance of Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando, delicious food and drinks from Bellingham Cider Company, and a silent art auction benefiting Lydia Place’s mission of ending homelessness in our community.
Doors open at 5:30pm with Pre-Show Silent Art Auction, and food and drink from Bellingham Cider Company.
Performance of Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando begins at 7:30pm (more about the show below).
Tickets are $95 and are available at https://artforhousing.eventbrite.com/.
Ticket sales end on May 3 at 5:30pm.
“The longest and most charming love letter in literature…”
iDiOM Theater proudly present the final Main Stage Production in our 2018/19 Season: the Bellingham premiere of Orlando, Sarah Ruhl’s epic, full-length adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel about the life of an Elizabethan nobleman who, after a days-long sleep, mysteriously wakes up as a woman and lives on for 300 years into modern times without aging.
A romp through the ages, a meditation on time, gender, and sexuality, Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography has been called “the longest and most charming love letter in literature.”
Contemporary American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation uses narrative and a chorus to enact lyrical, instant, and whimsical transformations as we follow Orlando through countless epochs.
Directed by Rich Brown, our full production of Orlando is the culmination of this year’s Playwright Reading Series, which also included stage readings of Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Eurydice.