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by Sarah Ruhl. directed by Allie Moss (MFA 2)

December 1 - December 9 | Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre


About the Show

Orlando is a nobleman whose life is full of Elizabethan man things, like having sword fights and seducing beautiful women. Everyone is certain about Orlando’s gender; in fact, the opening line describing Orlando is, “he - for there could be no doubt of his sex - though the fashion of the age did something to disguise it…” And yet, there is doubt, and not just because of Orlando’s puffy pants. One night, Orlando goes to bed as usual and wakes up the next morning as a woman. Everything has changed, but Orlando is still…Orlando. As she moves through centuries of life, gender norms and expectations shift around Orlando, but she constantly finds herself reaching to understand the person she used to be, the person she is now, and the person she is in the process of becoming.

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About the Director

Allie Moss is a second-year MFA student originally from Columbus, Ohio. Prior to attending UCSD, she was based in San Francisco. Bay Area directing credits include Far Away (A.C.T. MFA Program), Restoration Master Reset (Cutting Ball Theater), Cloud 9 and American Hero (Custom Made Theatre Co.), and Hookman (A.C.T. Young Conservatory). Allie also served as the literary manager and casting associate at American Conservatory Theater, where she dramaturged mainstage productions, co-produced A.C.T.'s annual New Strands Festival, wrote A.C.T's policy on casting ethics, cast mainstage shows, and taught audition prep classes for high school, undergraduate, and graduate acting students. Allie has a BA in Theater from Goucher College and is an associate member of SDC.