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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

Eurydice

Running April 19th - May 3rd at The Jedlicka Performing Arts Center

 

Sarah Ruhl (who was born and raised in the Chicagoland area) reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus & Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. It is funny, sad, dramatic, and surprising. All the elements of great theatre wrapped up in one play! 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.

Rachel Rauscher, Scenic Design

Simean Carpenter, Lighting Design

Jeffrey Levin, Sound Design

Elle Erickson, Costume Design

Kyle Mayes, Intimacy Design

Nicholas Schwartz,Technical Director

Lauren Davis, Stage Manager

Joel Garcia, Assistant Stage Manager

STARRING

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Jordan Marie Ford

 Eurydice

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Brandon Boler

The Father

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Dominick Alesia

Oprheus

Gunner Bradley (A Nasty Interesting Man.

Gunner Bradley

A Nasty Interesting Man/ Lord of the Underworld

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Matthew Schufreider

Big Stone

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Carolyn Waldee

Little Stone

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Jimbo Pestano

Loud Stone

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Meet The Playwright

Sarah Ruhl

Her plays include Stage KissIn the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee for best new play), The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2005; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play, (Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes award); Melancholy Play (a musical with Todd Almond)EurydiceOrlandoDemeter in the City (NAACP nomination), Late: a cowboy songThree SistersDear ElizabethThe Oldest Boy and most recently, and For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday and How To Transcend a Happy Marriage. Her plays have been produced on Broadway at the Lyceum by Lincoln Center Theater, Off-Broadway at Playwrights’ Horizons, Second Stage, and at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theater. Her plays have been produced regionally all over the country, with premieres often at Yale Repertory Theater, the Goodman Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater,  and the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago. Her plays have also been produced internationally and have been translated into over twelve languages. 

Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University where she studied with Paula Vogel. An alum of 13P and of New Dramatists, she won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006 and most recently, the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.. She was the recipient of the PEN Center Award for a mid-career playwright, the Whiting Writers award, the Feminist Press’ Forty under Forty award, and a Lilly Award. She proudly served on the executive council of the Dramatist’s Guild for three years, and she is currently on the faculty at Yale School of Drama. Her book of essays on the theater and motherhood, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write, was a Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

For more on Sarah Ruhl, visit: http://www.sarahruhlplaywright.com/plays

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