Western Theatre Company presents:


by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Sarah Ruhl

directed by Steven Cole Hughes

Orlando captures both the intellectual spirit and the literary brilliance of Woolf’s work… Ruhl writes with the imaginative sweep that allows Woolf’s poetry to soar.”


Based on the Virginia Woolf novel, this is the story of a young nobleman who is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.

This play, directed by Western Colorado University professor Steven Cole Hughes, features the low-flying trapeze, an aerial theatre device that the Western Theatre Company employed in their popular production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year.

WHEN: Orlando opens Thursday, November 4th, and runs Friday and Saturday, November 5 – 6, and Thursday through Saturday, November 11 – 13. Shows are at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Studio Theatre on Western’s campus

TICKETS: All tickets are Pay What You Can. Suggested donation is $5/student, $10/adult

For more information go to: https://www.westerntheatrecompany.com/

Masks required for all audience members.

With questions, please contact:

Steven Cole Hughes, Director of Theatre

schughes@western.edu, 970.643.3029

Western Theatre Company performers rehearse “Orlando