The Hanover College Theatre will present “Eurydice,” Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20. The Oct. 18-19 performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Oct. 20 presentation will start at 2 p.m. All will be staged in The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall. [TICKETS]
Written by Sarah Ruhl, “Eurydice” is a modern retelling of the tragic love story of Orpheus, the mythological Greek musician, poet and prophet, and his wife, Eurydice. Told from the bride’s point of view, a wedding-day accident plunges Eurydice into the underworld, where she is reunited with her deceased father. Orpheus ventures into the realm to bring his wife back to life. She, however, is emotionally torn by remaining with her father or returning to the living.
“Eurydice” was first staged in 2003 at Madison Repertory Theatre in Madison, Wis., and later opened Off-Broadway at New York City’s Second Stage Theatre in 2007. Ruhl’s work received numerous award nominations in 2008, including the Drama League Award, Distinguished Production of a Play, Drama Desk Award and Outstanding Set Design of a Play.
"Orpheus and Eurydice" painting by George Frederic Watts