By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Richard Corley
A World Premiere. A decidedly modern look at the Greek myth of love, longing and reconciliation. An elevator of rain, a chorus of stones and a father who builds his daughter a room of string in the land of the dead. In this contemporary re-telling of the ancient story, the passionate young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice wed in the morning, celebrate in the afternoon and separate forever in the early evening. That is until Orpheus seduces the guardians of Hades with his music and attempts to bring his bride back to the land of the living. Cinematic, lyrical and mythic, Eurydice is a feast for the senses that marks the emergence of a strikingly original American playwright.
Produced by Madison Repertory Theatre at the Isthmus Playhouse at the Madison Civic Center, 211 State Street, Madison
Performances: August 29 - September 21, 2003
Individual show tickets are $30 and $36, plus sales tax and $1 per ticket facilities fee.
Call (608) 258-4141 for reservations or more information.