The Greater Jackson Arts Council (GJAC) announces ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams. This touring production by the acclaimed Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival will arrive in Fondren March 1-3 for an exclusive three-performance engagement at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. The play—set in the Delta with text inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and the great American playwright’s own Christian upbringing in small-town Mississippi—is returning to its roots and being produced in houses of worship throughout the country. After multi-night dates in Columbus and Oxford, this production will wrap its statewide tour in the capital city.
“Mississippians have a special capacity to understand the people in this play. Tennessee Williams brilliantly expresses the complexities of human interaction and emotion,” said Sarah McCullough, Cultural and Heritage Development Manager for Mississippi Tourism. “The Greater Jackson Arts Council is thrilled to co-present this event,” added Janet Scott, GJAC Executive Director. “The church setting gives the play even more power. It’s also an educational opportunity for high school students to learn about Tennessee Williams and the show’s myriad themes. Teacher and student guides have been specially developed for that purpose.”
Tickets for VIP Seating are $20. General admission is $10 for Adults and $5 Students. Visit www.orpheusinfondren.com to purchase.