New York Theatre Workshop: "Hadestown" by Anais Mitchell, dir. by Rachel Chavkin

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New York Theatre Workshop: "Hadestown" by Anais Mitchell, dir. by Rachel Chavkin

Part love story, part political dreamscape, Hadestown is a folk rock opera based on the Greek myth of Orpheus & Eurydice set in a post-apocalyptic Depression-era company town.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:00pm-11:00pm
Hopkins Center Bentley Theater
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts
Fee required.

HADESTOWN

Written by Anaïs Mitchell | Developed and directed by Rachel Chavkin

Arranger/orchestrator Michael Chorney | Co-conceived by Ben t Matchstick

NYTW is developing Hadestown in partnership with the Broad Stage
Hadestown is a folk rock opera based on the Greek myth of Orpheus & Eurydice and set in a post-apocalyptic Depression-era company town. When Eurydice chooses the wealth and security of Hadestown over a life of poverty with her lover, the poet/musician Orpheus, Orpheus journeys to Hadestown to win back his bride. Hades, a pathological military-industrialist, rules with an iron fist but his human weakness is for his strong-willed and estranged wife Persephone. Part love story, part political dreamscape, Hadestown is a tale of two couples, of faith versus doubt, and the walls we build.

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In six different works-in-progress during its 23rd summer residency at Dartmouth, New York Theatre Workshop proves once again it’s a crucible for America’s most daring—and successful—theater. NYTW gives Hop audiences the opportunity to preview theater that later receives rave reviews in productions in New York and beyond

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