Perseverance brings an old myth to new life with 'Eurydice'

Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Perseverance Theatre's 31st season continues with "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl on Nov. 8.

Ruhl's script retraces the classic story of Eurydice, bride of the ancient Greek musician, Orpheus. On her wedding day, Eurydice trips and falls into the depths of the Underworld. After her memories washed away by the river Styx, Eurydice has a chance encounter with her dead father, and the love she feels for him reawakens her memory of who she is. When Orpheus finally finds her in the land of the dead, Eurydice has the choice to follow him back to life or remain with her father.

A poetic and moving modern version of the classic tale of loss and love, Eurydice abounds with surprising plot twists, quirky humor, and an original musical score created especially for the Perseverance production.

"Eurydice" will run from Jan. 8 through Jan. 31, featuring performances Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17. Perseverance will also have two special pay-as-you-can preview performances on Jan. 3 and 6.

For tickets, pricing or more information, call Perseverance Theatre at 463-TIXS or visit

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