By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Patrick Russell
March 16–19, 2023
Durham Studio Theater
Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice not through Orpheus's infamous pilgrimage to retrieve his bride, but 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, plot twists, and a script written to be a playground for designers, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Tickets will go on sale by January 2023
- Thursday, March 16, 2023 — 8pm
- Friday, March 17, 2023 — 8pm (with post-show discussion)
- Saturday, March 18, 2023 — 2pm
- Saturday, March 18, 2023 — 8pm
- Sunday, March 19, 2023 — 2pm
Sarah Ruhl, Playwright
Sarah Ruhl is an award-winning American playwright, author, essayist, and professor. Her plays include The Oldest Boy, Dear Elizabeth, Stage Kiss, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2010); The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2005; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play (Pen American Award, Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play); Melancholy Play;Demeter in the City (nine NAACP Image Award nominations); Scenes From Court Life; How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday; Eurydice; Orlando; and Late: a cowboy song. Her plays have been produced on Broadway and across the country as well as internationally, and translated into fourteen languages.
Patrick Russell is a professional actor and director whose work has been seen in theaters across the Bay Area. His work has been recognized with nominations from both the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and Theatre Bay Area. As an educator, Patrick also teaches in American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress and San Francisco Semester and has taught workshops at universities across the country as a recruiter and representative for ACT’s training programs. He is also the co-founder of The Actors Space SF, a part-time professional actor training and performance center located in San Francisco.