EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl  

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents
by Sarah Ruhl
October 16-20, 2019

Haislip Theatre
Center for Performing Arts
5900 University Drive 72204

Eurydice is a postmodern retelling of the classical myth of the legendary Greek hero, Orpheus, from the perspective of his beloved Eurydice. The young couple’s time together is cut short when Eurydice is killed on their wedding day. Her journey to the Underworld and Orpheus’ subsequent pursuit to reclaim her has been celebrated in art and music for centuries.

Written by Sarah Ruhl in 2003, Eurydice is dedicated to her father who died when she was 20. Ruhl said the play was her way of experiencing more conversations with him.  She describes an affinity for the way that personal stories can be articulated through the architecture of myth and that the very epicness of myth can frame stories that are smaller and more personal. Her introduction of the character of the father underscores this point. His presence in the Underworld provides a deeply intimate and moving counterpoint to Orpheus and his quest to find Eurydice from the mortal realm. When the personal and the epic collide, Eurydice must choose between a father’s love and her beloved.

Ticket reservations: 501-569-3456
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Tickets in person: Center for Performing Arts (CPA) Room 130, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. M-F

Ticket prices:
General Public: $10.00
Faculty, Staff, Students, Seniors, Military: $5.00

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:30 p.m.

Eurydice is one hour and thirty minutes in duration and performed without an intermission.

Publicity image courtesy Melissa Dooley Photography.


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