Theatre Fairfield's EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl, April 19-23
Time: 07:30 PM
Location: Wien Black Box Theatre, Quick Center for the Arts
In Ruhl’s play, Eurydice is the protagonist; she is searching for her identity and her truth as a woman and as a human being. Although Eurydice is still defined by her relationship to the two men in her life---Father and husband---she is making her own choices of how she will live, die, and deal with her grief, loss, and love. “Ruhl has evolved into a fiery feminist dramatist in the 20 years since she wrote “Eurydice” but the seeds of that emergence are clearly in this play," LoMonaco said. "I see “Eurydice” as a softly feminist play which follows the journey of a young woman----not unlike all the young woman at Fairfield U---seeking to figure out who she is and what she wants on HER terms: not on society’s, not on her parents’, not on her partner’s, but in her own way. It’s very empowering and very, very beautiful. And our production---with an original musical score, splendid movement, and wonderful scenery, lighting, and costumes---hopes to capture the beauty of Ruhl’s script.
“I think anyone, especially a college student, can relate to the idea of discovering yourself despite the obstacles when you’re thrown into a new environment,” says Lillie Kortrey, our dramaturg and actor playing Eurydice. “Eurydice spends the duration of the play finding her own identity, all while experiencing love, loss, and grief, which is something the classical Greek myth and subsequent interpretations don’t give her the opportunity to do.” For more information on how the original Orpheus and Eurydice evolved and for Theatre Fairfield’s dramaturgical work, visit https://www.theatre-fairfield.org.
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For more information, contact Dr. Martha LoMonaco / 12032544000 / email@example.com