Tasmanian theatre students are preparing to perform under the lights for Orpheus Descending.
From October 19 to 22, the third-year University of Tasmania College of the Arts theatre students will recreate the imagery, lyrical language and symbolism of a 1950s dry goods store in Two River Country, Louisiana.
The county is rife with corruption, racism and redneck malevolence.
Orpheus Descending is a big play with big characters, but at the same time it is as delicate as the beating heart of a small bird.
Directed by Helen Trenos and Grace Roberts, Orpheus Descending is the graduating performance for the theatre students.
“Orpheus Descending is a big play with big characters, but at the same time it is as delicate as the beating heart of a small bird,” Dr Trenos said.
“Grace has taken on a directorial role as well as being our production designer and her design encapsulates a world that is dirty, worn out, stained and corrupted by the life of this 1950’s county.”
The performance is worth 40 per cent of the students practical grade.
Orpheus Descending will be on at the Annexe Theatre, Inveresk from October 19 to 22.
For bookings or more information phone 6324 4450.
Tickets will be available at the door.