Days & Times:
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm, except May 9th
Wednesday performance at 7pm on May 26th
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Maura Hanlon
Scenic Design by Ryan McGettigan
Costume Design by Robin McLaughlin
Lighting Design by Herrick Goldman
Associate Lighting Designer, Susan Nicholson
Sound Design by Maura Hanlon
Properties by Mary Fritz
Stage Manager - Heather Lannen
Cape Rep Theatre opens its 25th Anniversary Season with Eurydice, by Pulitzer Prize nominee and MacArthur “genius” award winner Sarah Ruhl. Her recent Broadway and off Broadway plays, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Clean House have made her one the most exciting new playwrights. Here her wit and gift for lyrical theatricality create a fresh take on the Greek myth of Orpheus, told through the eyes of its heroine. On Eurydice’s wedding day, a mysterious man delivers a letter to Eurydice from her dead father, provoking a journey across the chasm of life and death. The New York Times described Eurydice as “a magical play with gripping emotional potency…a love letter to the world…”
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.
Cape Rep’s ‘Eurydice’ tugs at the heart
May 8, 2010
“This production wows on so many levels”
Behind the Scenes
A Sneak Peek into the Underworld
From the endless horizon where the sea blends seamlessly into the summer sky, to the dank, dark, and dripping Underworld, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice provides a creative team with a lot of possibilities. Scenic designer, Ryan McGettigan, and director, Maura Hanlon, knew from the beginning that their goal was to veer off from any typical depiction life and death.
“To the two of us, what was really important was the ability to portray the polarity of the two worlds. Two opposites, yes, but that live and rely on each other. A reflection on the water,” says McGettigan. “Granted, the real joy of Eurydice is in it’s humor. Maintaining a sense of whimsy and the absurd were vital.”
Influenced by corroded sewers under the city of lights, a gilt glitz and glamour nestled somewhere between Beaux Arts and Art Deco, and an homage or two to antiquity, the creative team’s vision is continually evolving.
“To me, that’s where the real fun in this job is,” says Ryan. “Getting together with a group of people with ideas just as crazy as yours and seeing where those ideas take you.”
Don’t think you can wait until the opening night of the season to see what’s come of Eurydice? Check out these photos of some early model drafts! Granted, the ideas are bound to keep evolving, so you might as well buy your tickets now and schedule a date to come see for yourself!