Eurydice (pronounced yr·i·duh·see), by the acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl, is a mesmerizing reimagining of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. When Eurydice dies on her wedding day and travels to the underworld, she is transported to a place where stones speak, the rain falls upward, and her father must become her teacher. While she struggles to remember her life on Earth, Orpheus – the great musician – sets out to rescue her. But the choice of whether to return to the land of the living or to stay with her father in the afterlife is not an easy one.

This contemporary play is an invitation to audiences to journey into the dreamlike underworld together, where the fault lines between memory and reality, love and loss blur into a lyrical experience of what it means to remember. Dedicated by Ruhl to her father after his death, Eurydice poetically explores the human longing for connection.

Eurydice opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater in 2007. The play received several awards and nominations, including the 2004 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award. In 2018, the New York Times counted it amongst the “25 Best American Plays since Angels in America.”

While Eurydice can be appreciated by a broad audience, it is important for theater-goers to consider the maturity and sensitivity of younger viewers. Some themes may be challenging for very young audiences. Best for age 13+

“RHAPSODICALLY BEAUTIFUL. A weird and wonderful new play – an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.” - The New York Times

"Perhaps more than anything else, the eerie wonderland of “Eurydice” evokes the discombobulating experience of grief and loss, the desperate need to move on and the overwhelming desire never to let go — to turn and look back just one more time." - New York Times

“EXHILARATING!! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious.” - The New Yorker

“Touching, inventive, invigoratingly compact and luminously liquid in its rhythms and design, “Eurydice” reframes the ancient myth of ill-fated love to focus not on the bereaved musician but on his dead bride — and on her struggle with love beyond the grave as both wife and daughter.” - The San Francisco Chronicle

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes (ish)

Produced by: Nova Hall

Production Team

Director: Mat Young


Eurydice: Sally Rose Zuckert
Her Father : Eric Dino
Orpheus: River Glassberg
Man: Grady Dennis
Big Stone: Zoe Guaman
Little Stone: Kaitlan Clark
Loud Stone: Erin Williams
theater set of a living room

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