Eurydice: Sarah Ruhl's Modern Retelling of the Orpheus Myth
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When the Independent Shakespeare Company put on their first Free Shakespeare Festival in 2004, it… More
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I happen to love the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. This so-called 'modern re-telling' left me deeply disappointed. There are multiple ways of crafting a modern version of the story (see Black Orpheus) that preserve its integrity. This was a...continued
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“It’s a satisfyingly revisionist take. Yet, somewhat unexpectedly, Orpheus and Eurydice’s youthful passion is dwarfed by Ruhl’s more resonant theme of fatherly love. Inspired by Ruhl’s own father’s early death from cancer, the play is a sweet valedictory to undying parental affection, a bond that, in this case, heroically transcends death.” —Los Angeles Times;(Critic’s Choice)
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Geoff Elliott