Michael costars as Pee Wee Binnings in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending running at Theatr Clwyd on the 15th of April until the 27th of April before transferring to the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 9th of May to the 6th of July.
A modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus, it is set in a dry goods store in a small southern town defined by conformity, sexual frustration, narrowness and racism. In this scene enters Val: a young man with a guitar, a badass snakeskin jacket, a questionable past and undeniable erotic energy and appeal.
He gets a job at the dry goods store run by a middle-aged woman called Lady whose elderly husband is knocking on death’s door. She finds herself becoming attracted to Val and the new life he seems to offer in the form of a tempting antidote to her loveless marriage and boring hum-drum life.
The play describes the awakening of passion, love and life as well as its tragic consequences for both Val and Lady.
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