ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Davidson Community Players’ Teen Summer Stock Series presents “Orpheus Descending”
For one weekend only, Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company tackles themes of loneliness, desire, sexuality, repression, and the longing for freedom in its Teen Summer Stock Series’ production of Orpheus Descending, written by Tennessee Williams, directed by Emily Klingman, and starring local young adult talent.
In Orpheus Descending, which is a modern-day retelling of the Greek legend Orpheus, a young charismatic musician descends on a small, repressive southern town. He forms a relationship with a passionate woman who is trapped in a bad marriage and who has a tragic past. Violence lurks just below the surface, and it bursts into the open at the play’s end. The play is also rich in imagery, lyrical language, and symbolism.
Orpheus Descending will be performed at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m (August 17-19). It is recommended for ages 13 and above. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase tickets by calling Davidson Community Players’ box office at 704-892-7953 or at their website.
The Teen Summer Stock Series is a two-week intensive production aimed at the advanced young adult performer. Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. In 1996,The Connie Company was founded and is the youth community theatre company of Davidson Community Players. Components include education classes, camps, and workshops, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic, and affordable opportunities for both children and adults. For additional details about Davidson Community Players and the Connie Company, you can call Renee Roberson, Director of Marketing and Development, at 704-892-7953 or email her at [email protected].