by Sarah Ruhl
Sure to surprise even the most seasoned theatergoers, Eurydice brings a new, refreshing aspect to an ancient, magnificent Greek myth.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl revisits this well-known legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Called a “beautiful” and “innovative” drama by critics, Eurydice skillfully tells the story of a young woman who is caught between memory and reality, romance and family, the world of life and the world of death. The depiction of Eurydice, while whimsical and original, shows the power of theater to mirror the human condition, reminding us that although sorrow may be inescapable, loss unavoidable, and death inevitable, the bonds of love transcend them all.
“Like all fine poems, songs, and paintings, [Eurydice] is a love letter to the world... a magical play... among the most moving moments I can remember seeing on a stage.” --New York Times.
“[Sarah Ruhl] is going to become her own vocabulary word…a landmark talent for the modern theater.” --American Theatre