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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Richard Waugaman
Red Velvet 140 events 28 reviews

We enjoyed Ruhl's previous play at the Arena Stage. It was also an adaptation of a much older story (the medieval the morality plays). Because we enjoyed that one, and because we like the idea of adapting Greek myths, we tried our luck with this...continued

reviewed Feb 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater Pimp
Red Velvet 52 events 18 reviews

I enjoyed the performace but if you're looking for the classical myth of Orpheus and Eurydice you'll be disapointed. I liked the depiction life, or the lack thereof, in Hades. The set deisgn and the sound design were very well done.

reviewed Feb 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary U.
17 events 14 reviews

WHAT the HELL was that??? Snore, snore, snore - Boring and not entertaining. The "Stones" characters have got to go or maybe the author put them in there to keep the audience AWAKE. Don't waste your money on this one.

reviewed Feb 08 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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