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Eurydice

  • Sarah Ruhl
  • Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy
  • 5M, 2F
  • ISBN: 9780573662447

"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

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy

  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre
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, 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

Exquisitely staged by Les Waters and an inventive design team... Ruhl's wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures. They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures.

Variety

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
Premiere Production: Eurydice was first presented at Madison Repertory Theatre in September, 2003. It was directed by Richard Corley.
  • Casting: 5M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

  • EURYDICE
    HER FATHER
    ORPHEUS
    A NASTY INTERESTING MAN
    GRANDMOTHER
    BIG STONE
    LITTLE STONE
    LOUD STONE
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    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, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

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