Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Elaena Hoekstra
Center for the Arts Atrium
April 8-9, 2017
The story the doomed love of musician Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice, is one engrained into our subconscious. The image of heroic Orpheus turning around to look at his dead wife is one that has been recreated throughout history. How does Ruhl’s telling of the story from Eurydice’s perspective reclaim and reshape the myth? What classical and contemporary lessons can be taught in this new form? Through developing and performing the piece as a theatrical production, this study hopes to reconnect audiences to classical mythology, and the relevance it can offer in contemporary society.
Eurydice is produced as a Luther College Senior Honors Project.