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Eurydice - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Eurydice

Sarah Ruhl

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573662447

"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

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Fantasy

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Sarah Ruhl is the 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. 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.





REVIEWS
"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

"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

"Touching, inventive, invigoratingly compact and luminously liquid in its rhythms and design, "Eurydice" reframes the ancient myth of ill-fated love to focus not on the bereaved musician but on his dead bride -- and on her struggle with love beyond the grave as both wife and daughter." - The San Francisco Chronicle 

RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER

An Ode to Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE 
by Andrew Rejan
October 18, 2016


Eurydice was first presented at Madison Repertory Theatre in September, 2003. It was directed by Richard Corley.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

EURYDICE
HER FATHER
ORPHEUS
A NASTY INTERESTING MAN
GRANDMOTHER
BIG STONE
LITTLE STONE
LOUD STONE
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • Second Stage Presents: Eurydice

  • The Making of EURYDICE at Dartmouth

  • Sarah Ruhl on "Poor Theatre"

Author
Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl’s plays include For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Melancholy Play; Eurydice; Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, Dear Elizabeth and Stage Kiss. She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. Her plays have been produced on Broadway at the Lyceum by ... view full profile

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Reviews
Courtney Kilmer 4/16/2016 7:45 PM
Awesome. Beautiful play.
Alexander Gonzalez 11/8/2015 9:13 AM
Gwen Heistand 10/24/2015 10:50 PM
The strong pull of a daughter's love for her father and a father's love for his daughter transcending death, reclaiming memory and language... for a time out of time ... to sit in each other's presence, to say what needs to be said.  Simple, whimsical, powerful, woven with music and humor. A wonderful reimagining of a favorite myth.

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