Season Begins with Orpheus X

orpheus-trio-186x448.gifTheatre for a New Audience kicks off our 30th Anniversary Season on December 2nd with the New York premiere of Orpheus X. Written and composed by Rinde Eckert and directed by Robert Woodruff (Chair, Saved), the music-theatre piece was originally produced in 2006 at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ American Repertory Theatre, where Woodruff served as artistic director. The production went on to play at The Edinburgh International Festival in 2007 and the Hong Kong International Festival in 2008.

Orpheus X, for which Eckert received a 2007 Pulitzer Prize nomination, tells the story of the famed ancient myth, reinvented for our time. The production features acting and singing by three artists: Eckert himself, Suzan Hanson, and John Kelly, a live band, and videography by artist Denise Marika.

Orpheus X runs at The Duke on 42nd Street(SM), a New 42nd Street project, 229 West 42nd Street from December 2-20. Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale. For more information, please visit