Eurydice

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Samuel French, Inc., Jan 1, 2008 - Drama - 71 pages
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Dramatic Comedy / 5m, 2f / Unit Set In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus 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, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, 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 "Exquisitely staged by Les Waters and an inventive design team... Ruhl's wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures. They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures." - Variety
  

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

A wonderful play that reworks the classic myth of Orpheus with a modern twist. The ending is magical and tragic, the perfect alternative ending to an already depressing myth. Every classics lover should read this short play. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

One of Ruhl's best, up their with Dead Man's Cell Phone and In the Next Room. By turns whimsical, absurd, and deeply sad, Ruhl manages to reconnect theatre with its mythic, storytelling roots in new and interesting ways. Read full review

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Sarah Ruhl received the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play "The Clean House," which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory

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