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Eurydice

Eurydice

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  • myth
  • fathers
  • children
  • elevator
  • death
  • music
  • chorus
  • water


Overview


Synopsis

On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
1 Act
First Produced:
2003
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
the land of the living, then the underworld, which should “resemble the world of alice in wonderland more than it resembles hades.” set sometime between the present and slightly before the present.
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Ideal For
college productions, ensemble storytelling, blackbox, regional theater, community theater
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters
Tags:
  • myth
  • fathers
  • children
  • elevator
  • death
  • music
  • chorus
  • water

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