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Written in 2003, Ruhl’s play is based on the myth of Orpheus and poses a number of profound questions, examining the dilemma faced by a dead woman.
St. John’s College student theatre group, Chrysostomos, will present the play Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Andrew Sparks, on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, in the college’s Great Hall from 7:30-9:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
The play examines the dilemma faced by a dead woman: to stay dead with her father or return to life with her husband? Written in 2003, Ruhl’s play is based on the myth of Orpheus, and poses a number of profound questions: Does one’s father take precedence over one’s husband? What is the duty of a daughter to her father? Is it better to be dead than to live?
Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, the play transforms the traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love that is worth grieving for.
The play will be directed by Andrew Sparks, who has directed plays including Midsummer Night’s Dream. It will feature Kalysta Fern as Eurydice, Aayush Thapa as Orpheus, David Adah-Ogoh as Eurydice's father, Ashish Dhakal as the Nasty Interesting Man/ Child of Hades, Adriana Noe as Big Stone, Hyukee Kwon as Little Stone, and Leah Davidson as Loud Stone.