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Sarah Ruhl Reading Series: EURYDICE
Fri, January 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
One event on Sat, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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.
Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine, the eponymous Eurydice.
This year’s playwright reading series shines a spotlight on the work of contemporary American playwright Sarah Ruhl. The series, directed by WWU Professor Rich Brown, kicked off in October with Dead Man’s Cell Phone, continues this weekend with Eurydice, and will culminate in a full staging this spring of Ruhl’s brilliant adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.
With contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
“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
“Ruhl’s wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures.” — Variety
Friday & Saturday, January 11 & 12
7:30pm in Sylvia Center for the Arts’ Studio Theater
$4 Sylvia Center Member (learn more)
$0 iDiOM Theater 2018–19 Season Passholder