Orpheus Descending

Orpheus Descending posterNOMINATED BEST ACTRESS by The Big Easy Entertainment Awards 2017 for her portrayal of Lady in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending at Southern Rep in New Orleans.

Irene most recently played Lady in Spring, 2016 in a production directed by Austin Pendleton in New York City’s Theatre at St. John’s on Christopher Street in the west village. For more info, please visit our Facebook page.

The remarkable cast included Todd d’Amour, Beth Bartley, Brenda Currin, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Lou Liberatore, Michele Tauber, Tom Drummer, Randi Sobol, Karen Lynn Gorney, Penny Lynn White, David Pendleton, Michael Sullivan and Jim Heatherly. Previous to that, she appeared in Southern Rep’s production directed by Jef Hall-Flavin in New Orleans in March, 2016.

Her journey with Orpheus Descending began in 2010 when she appeared in a production produced by Beth Bartley and the Infinite Theatre that was directed by Nick Potenzieri and which co-starred Thomas Beaudoin, premiering at the Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival in Provincetown. It was brought back by popular demand in 2011 and was followed by a 3-city tour in 2012, bringing Orpheus Descending to Tennessee Williams’ home state of Mississippi for the first time.


Read full reviews:
Tennessee Williams’ Rare Play, Orpheus Descending, Hits the Stage –Out Magazine
Orpheus Descending –StageBuddy
Tennessee Rising: Orpheus Descending –Huffington Post


“Leading the production as Lady Torrance, the Sicilian immigrant wife of the owner of a dry goods store, Glezos captivates the audience. She deftly conveys every layer of sorrow and anguish that envelops Lady, crafting a character whose pain is as rich as Williams’ elevated, dramatic language.”
–David Clarke for Out.com
“Irene Glezos delivers a lovely, stirring performance as Lady in Austin Pendleton’s staging of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece Orpheus Descending. A force of nature, Lady says and does things almost in spite of herself. A prisoner of her childlike sincerity, she is at once witty, ironic, funny, melodramatic, all almost without intending to be, as though an inner engine which she can’t really control is driving her. Ms. Glezos captures this essence of her character in its many details with magnificent nuance.”

–Dmitry Zvonkov for stageandcinema.com