September 22, 2012

 

EVANSVILLE - Even in death, Eurydice suffers short shrift in most versions of the Greek legend of Orpheus, the mythical musician who descends into the Underworld hoping to lead his beloved bride back to life.

 

Orpheus plays second fiddle to the title character in playwright Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," the University of Evansville's first play in the 2012-2013 Shanklin Theatre season...

Diane Brewer has always felt drawn to ancient greek plays, but that's not necessary to enjoy Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," she says. 

"This play does not at all feel ancient," assures the director for the University fo Evansville's first Shanklin Theatre production of the season. "It is in the present." 

Characters appear in 20th century beach, wedding, and honeymoon travel attire;...

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