By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Charles Riffenburg
May 12 – June 12, 2016
presented at Heartland Studio
Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice is taken to the land of the dead, where she reunites with her adoring father and struggles to remember her lost life. Unwilling to exist without her, Eurydice's husband Orpheus storms the gates of the underworld to rescue her. Eurydice must then face a heart-wrenching choice: return to the world above with her husband, or stay below with her father. With contemporary characters, poetic language, and imaginative visuals and music, this play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
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Rave reviews for Eurydice:
"Charles Riffenburg's intimate production capitalizes on superb and subtly affecting sound design by Joshua Wentz to create an atmosphere that heightens Ruhl's imaginative and rich poetry. It's a moving ensemble effort throughout, and as Eurydice, Amanda Jane Long delivers a nuanced, childlike, grief-stricken performance that perfectly conveys the play's complicated and contradictory ideas about death and longing."
"Eurydice succeeds in inviting us in for love and loss that strikes very close, not just in proximity, but in familiarity;"
–Theatre By Numbers
"Nothing short of spectacular... an elegant and mesmerizing work"
–TheatreWorld Internet Magazine