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Based on true events, Orson’s Shadow is a sharp and witty play that proves that drama is not always confined to the stage.
An ingenious tale of two Hollywood giants—Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier. The time is 1960; the place is a West End theater. Legendary critic Kenneth Tynan has made a startling proposal: Welles should direct Olivier and the young Joan Plowright in Rhinoceros, Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece. But it is the rehearsal process that brims with absurdity as titanic personalities wrestle the muse in this witty and incisive depiction of drama, both on and off-stage.
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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Previews: September 12 & 13 @7:30pm ($25 tickets, open to the public)
Opening Night: September 14.
Playmaker Talkbacks after selected performances. Please see website for dates.
Orson’s Shadow runs in repertory with Rhinoceros the month of September.
2357 Old Route 6 Rd, Wellfleet, MA 02667
A public parking lot is available