how to get to Hadestown—
you’ll have to take the long way down
through the underground, under the cover of night
laying low, staying out of sight
ain’t no compass, brother, there ain’t no map
just a telephone wire and the railroad track
keep walking and you don’t look back
HADESTOWN—a retelling of the orpheus myth, set amid a post-apocalyptic american depression era, with music from the anais mitchell folk opera.
featuring Kerry Washington as Eurydice, whose hunger drives her to Hadestown in search of work // Christina Hendricks as black market queen and singer Persephone // Michael Kenneth Williams as her husband and big boss Hades // and Sahr Ngaujah as Orpheus, the poet and musician, who goes down to Hadestown in search of his runaway love.
(also starring B.D. Wong as the fleet footed Hermes, a travelin’ man whose advice guides Orpheus into Hadestown, and Kelli O’Hara, Audra McDonald, and Lea Salonga as the three Fates, Persephone’s backup singers.)