Sarah Ruhl, one of American theater’s most exciting young playwrights and recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, adapts Virginia Woolf’s quasi-autobiographical gender-bending novel about sex, love, and history into a joyous, dreamy piece of theater that toys with identity, time and space. Often called the longest love letter in literary history, Woolf’s Orlando tells the story of an English nobleman who lives for hundreds of years before falling asleep and waking up as a woman. In her new body, Orlando sets to the task of adapting to the strict gender roles of English society. Complicating Orlando’s new life is one fantastical problem: she is destined to live for hundreds more years. Jobsite has previously staged Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Orlando displays Jobsite’s ongoing commitment to contemporary translations, approaches, and adaptations of classic works. The company has previously undertaken staged literature as varied in style and substance as The Hound of the Baskervilles, Fahrenheit 451 and Einstein’s Dreams.