The Tenessee Williams play 'Orpheus Descending' is a modern retelling of the Orpheus myth set in 1950's America. Andreas Voutsinas directs the play with Zoi Laskari in the leading part for the National Theatre of Northen Greece. New Orleans revives on the stage of The RoyalTheatre. It's a play in which we can identify basic caracters of men that Williams prefers. The unsatitisfied and most of the times dynamic woman , the attractive young man, the women of the south America who consist for the writer a kind of contemporary chorus drawn from a tragedy and at the same time an oppurtunity to make a social satire. The decadent american south , heros who howl their despair with tenderness and poetical realism in a tough world full of violence, is the world that Williams describes in this play.