Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Sunday December 4, 2017 - 2 PM 

Rock Island Social Club,2110 Winthrop Rd, Lincoln, NE 68502

Cecilia Burkhart is directing 

CAST

     Eurydice - Julienne Howard

     Orpheus - Kenyon Koening

     Interesting man/god of the underworld - Mike Keating

     Father - Mark Mesarch

     Stone - Paula Ray

     Stone - Laura Lippman

     Stone - Barb Keating


In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects (difficult to do in a reading), the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.


REVIEWS
"Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play" - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory. - The New York Times

"Exhilarating!! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious." - The New Yorker

"Touching, inventive, invigoratingly compact and luminously liquid in its rhythms and design, "Eurydice" reframes the ancient myth of ill-fated love to focus not on the bereaved musician but on his dead bride -- and on her struggle with love beyond the grave as both wife and daughter." - The San Francisco Chronicle 


Presented with permission from Samuel French