November 23, 2014
Fall Mainstage: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Michelle Milne Set Design by Andrew Moeggenborg
November 14, 15 and 22 at 8:00 p.m. November 16 and 23 (ASL interpreted) at 3:00 p.m. Umble Center
$10 general/$5 seniors, students and GC employees Tickets on sale now at the GC Welcome Center at 574-535- 7566 or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets
Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, winds romance, death, humor, whimsy, music, and poetry together into a play in three "movements." Ruhl's contemporary version of the Greek myth Orpheus, told from the point of view of his wife Eurydice, has subtext that resonates beautifully with the death of Ruhl's own father.
Eurydice loves literature, and her new husband Orpheus loves music. They attempt to communicate through these related but different languages (literature and music) - leading to some communication challenges, as well as delightfully playful dialogue. Other characters include the child-like, spoiled-brat Lord of the Underworld; Eurydice's endearing father; and a Very Interesting Man (or at least, he believes he is) - otherwise known as the Nasty Interesting Man, who lures Eurydice to his ultra-high condo on her wedding day. Characters write letters to each other, sent from life to death and back again; Eurydice builds a room out of string; and she travels in a raining elevator. Ruhl's Eurydice lends itself to playful, dreamlike, and creative interpretation of staging, design, and character. An exquisite example of magical realism!
Contact: Sandy Slabaugh, phone (574) 535-7061, email firstname.lastname@example.org