MYTHIC GREEK FABLE, “EURYDICE”, OPENS AT UM-FLINT

Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Janet Haley, will be performed January 30, 31, February 1, 6, 7, 8, 2015, at UM-Flint Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint 48502.

Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30pm; Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

Tickets: $10; $8 for students, seniors, alumni, faculty, staff, and  veterans.                         Box Office: 810-­‐237-­‐6520. http://www.umflint.edu/theatredance

Based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice explores the myth in a new light, focusing on Eurydice’s perspective. Eurydice dies, shortly after her wedding to her lover Orpheus. Eurydice enters the Underworld, and is greeted by her father, who she doesn’t recognize because her memory of earthly life is gone. With devoted and loving conversations, her father is able to revive her memory. Meanwhile, Orpheus devises a way to see her in the Underworld…and Eurydice realizes she has a difficult decision to make regarding her life’s next step. The New York Times describes the play as “an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss, and the pleasures and pains of memory.”

Cast:

Eurydice: Christine Michaela-­‐Kay Nogaj (Flint, MI)                                                      Orpheus: Joshua Cornea (Ortonville, MI)
Father: Connor Klee (Clio, MI)
Interesting Man: George Marzonie (Flushing, MI)                                                                  Loud Stone: Madaline Harkema (Owosso, MI)                                                                            Big Stones: RuSharra Euwing, Alexis Harvey (Flint, MI)
Little Stones: Dominique Hinde (Flint, MI), Shekinah Tapplin (Clio, MI)

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