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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 12 2009

Good acting, and creative use of set. The adaptation of the myth was stilted.

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19 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 01 2009

Cast was good, and stage set intriguing--it added a lot to the play; an interesting adaptation of the myth for modern audiences. Still, I was underwhelmed. This is the second of Sara Ruhl's plays I've seen, mostly because she is so highly...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

Completely enjoyed seeing Eurydice. I always enjoy Sarah Ruhl's work and language, and this piece was no exception. The relationship Sarah developed between Eurydice and her father was both touching and tragic. First time to Roundhouse, and I...continued

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Description

New York’s smash hit Eurydice comes to Round House. In an emotionally powerful yet funny play, Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, Dead Man’s Cell Phone) retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his beloved Eurydice. On the day she is to be married, a misstep sends Eurydice plummeting to the surreal depths of the Underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to retain memories of her lost love. With contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists, Ruhl offers a fresh spin on a timeless love story. Derek Goldman directs an Off-Broadway triumph hailed by The New York Times as “devastatingly lovely…with warmth, humor and theatrical imagination…a love letter to the world that deserves to be remembered for a good long time.” This magical canvas of language and imagery may be Sarah Ruhl’s most personal and deeply felt piece of theatre.

About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre

Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year at our 400-seat theater in Bethesda. Round House has been nominated for 146 Helen Hayes Awards (including six in 2015) and has won 27 (including three in 2014). Its productions have won “Outstanding Resident Play” four times.

Round House’s educational programs serve more than 2,500 students of all ages at its six-classroom Education Center in Silver Spring and in schools throughout Montgomery County. Its many innovative education programs encompass Full Day Programs for Youth, including Summer Programs for K – 12; a Teen Performance Company, with classes and events for teens throughout the year culminating in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, the only play produced by a regional theater that is directed, acted and designed by high school students; School Outreach, including Intersections, Student Matinees, and Play It Forward, a program that allows Montgomery County high school students to attend Round House shows for free; and Classes for Adults & Youth.

Round House is a member of LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and LOWT (League of Washington Theatres). The theatre is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization with major support from Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council (an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts), and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.