by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Amy Steiger
Performances continue: April 23 @ 2 PM
Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center
Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary poetic retelling of the Orpheus/Eurydice myth imagines it from Eurydice’s perspective. After she arrives in the Underworld, a place more Alice in Wonderland than Hades where the Lord of the Underworld rides a red tricycle, Eurydice has a choice: to stay there with her father, in the room of string he builds for her, or return to the world above and her husband Orpheus, who writes music so beautiful it makes stones weep.
Written partly as a way to “have a few more conversations with [my father]” who had died of cancer in 1994, ten years before Ruhl wrote her play, EURYDICE is a theatrical fantasia on love and loss, language and letters, longing and memory, music, water, and time.
Reservations: To reserve tickets for EURYDICE, contact the Theater Box Office at 240-895-4243 (ext. 4243), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket prices are $4 for faculty, students, SMCM staff, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. Patrons must pick up their reserved tickets at the Box Office window by 7:50 p.m. for evening performances and by 1:50 p.m. for matinee performances; otherwise, unclaimed tickets will be released for sale.