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Orson's Shadow Tickets & Information

Barrow Street Theatre

27 Barrow Street

at 7th Avenue; 1 block south of Christopher Street

New York NY 10014 View on map

Orson's Shadow Summary

Award-winning actor and playwright Austin Pendleton has devised an ingenious tale of two Hollywood giants - Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier. The time is 1960; the place is a West End theatre. 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, including Vivien Leigh, wrestle the muse in this witty and incisive depiction of the drama of theatre.

Orson's Shadow Special Information

A talkback series entitled AFTERWORDS begins at Orson’s Shadow with Q&A sessions immediately following 8:00 PM performances (approx. 10:20). Special guests will lead discussions about Orson’s Shadow and relevant topics.

AFTERWORDS guests and schedule are subject to change.

Orson's Shadow Cast Members:

John Ahlin, Susan Bennett, Patrick Edgar, Ken Marks, Scott Parkinson, Lee Roy Rogers

Orson's Shadow Creative Team

Author: Austin Pendleton
Director: David Cromer
Producer: Planetearth Partners and Scott Morfee
Press Agent: Karpel Group, Bridget Klapinski

Orson's Shadow Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 1 2005 Lucille Lortel Awards:
  • Outstanding Play
Nominated for 1 2004 - 2005 Drama League Award:
  • Distinguished Production of a Play
Nominated for 1 2004 -2005 Drama Desk Award:
  • Outanding Featured Actress in a Play - Lee Roy Rogers

Orson's Shadow Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date
March 1, 2005

Box Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 1pm -8pm (open until curtain, if there is a late performance)
Sunday 1pm -4pm (open until curtain, if there is a late performance)