The LRSC Playmakers present Eurydice October 14-17. Performance dates are Oct. 14-16 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 17th at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Students are free.
Eurydice is a re-telling of the Greek Orpheus and Eurydice myth: two lovers separated by the boundary between this life and the next. Orpheus goes to extraordinary lengths to be reunited, communicating with his love through letters that somehow make it to their destination in the Underworld. Eurydice reunites with her beloved Father in the Underworld, but yearns to be with her husband, Orpheus. This is a post-modern retelling of the tale, and the other characters include a chorus of three stones and the Lord of the Underworld who is in some scenes a lurking man and others a pouting child. This play is a beautiful poem about the fragility of life and the endurance of love.
Sarah Ruhl is an American award-winning playwright, author, essayist and professor. Among her plays is Clean House which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Dramatics. She studied with Paula Vogel (another American award-winning playwright) and currently teaches at Yale School of Drama.