Readers’ Theatre: Orson’s Shadow

Date: Sunday, May 31st, 2020
Time: 12AM to 11:59PM
Ticket Price: $5.
Get Orson's Shadow Tickets!

When champions of the theatre Sir Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Vivien Leigh, Joan Plowright, and Kenneth Tynan get together to rehearse Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, mere mortals best step aside. With lightning wit and scathing insight into the true nature of genius, Austin Pendleton’s play opens the private worlds of these very public people, exposing their warmth, their egos, and their glittering madness.


Due to the special licensing arrangement made with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., WLT can only show this video production on May 31st. The pre-recorded video will only be viewable on May 31st, midnight to midnight, and will be taken down immediately after.


  1. Buy a ticket online. Get Orson's Shadow Tickets!
  2. On Saturday May 30th, ticket holders will receive an email containing a website address and password.
  3. On Sunday May 31st, go to the website address in your browser, enter the password when prompted, and watch the show! The video will be available for the entire 24 hour period on May 31st, 12am to 12am.

Note: The video will only be available on May 31st. It will not be available for viewing after May 31st.

If you purchase a ticket and do not receive access information from us or have any other problems accessing the video, please send an email to