Eurydice, A Timeless Love Story with Amazing Visual Effects
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The last date listed for Eurydice was Sunday August 26, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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I read about Eurydice and had some general idea what the story line was like. I took my husband to see this show for our one month wedding anniversary. He is very reserved when it comes to theatre or any Broadway shows. So I knew this would be a...continued
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“A weird and wonderful new play – an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory. Not to be missed by anyone with an interest in fresh theatrical voices.” –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
“Exquisitely staged by Les Waters and an inventive design team. Ruhl’s wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures. They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures.” –Variety
When Eurydice abruptly dies on her wedding day, she must journey through the underworld, reunite with her father and struggle to retain memories of her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious twists of plot and breathtaking visual effects, this play is truly a fresh look at a timeless love story.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Les Waters
With Maria Dizza, Gian-Murray Gianino, Carla Harting, Ramiz Monsef, Joseph Parks, Charles Shaw Robinson
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