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by Robert Hurwitt. Published 5:06 pm, Sunday, August 18, 2013 Simplicity is magical in “Orlando.” That’s as true for Sarah Ruhl’s lovingly crafted adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s time-bending, gender-shifting novel as it is for Woolf’s mesmerizing prose. In the TheatreFirst “Orlando,” which opened Friday, the simple directness of staging and acting work an incremental wonder all [...]
By Pat Craig, Correspondent, San Jose Mercury News. Playwright Sarah Rule is a charming trickster, particularly in her adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s, “Orlando,” now playing at Berkeley’s Live Oak Theatre over the weekend. The characters she creates careen across the stage like so many super-balls, and draw you into the story, then carry you gently [...]
For KQED Arts. By Sam Hurwitt. Aug 20, 2013. Soren Santos and Stephanie DeMott in Orlando Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando is a curious concoction. Light years away from the slow-moving, stream-of-consciousness meditations of To the Lighthouse, Orlando is the playful, satirical tale of a young Elizabethan nobleman who abruptly transforms into a woman sometime [...]
For Examiner.com. By Charles Kruger. Director Domenique Lozano’s production of Sarah Ruhl‘s “Orlando” (adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf) is full of all manner of delights, chief of which is Stephanie DeMott in the title role of the jaded young nobleman, lover of Queen Elizabeth, who wakes up one morning to find he has [...]