Eurydice at the Circle Theatre
- When: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 2 p.m.
- Where: Circle Theatre, Carmel
- Cost: $7 - $35
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Theater
Characters in Greek myths descend into the tempting realms of violence and despair so that we don’t have to, and their stories are as poignant today as they were in the 6th century BC, when the first fragmentary reference to Orpheus was made. MacArthur genius award winner Sarah Ruhl retells the treacherous tale of Orpheus’ return to the underworld through the perspective of his love, Eurydice, in modern terms. The decision to look back at her, after Hades’ conditions stipulated he not do so, wasn’t entirely simple in Ruhl’s telling, even as the lovers risked losing each other forever. PacRep’s artistic director, Kenneth Kelleher, breathes fresh life into the ancient tale with guest and resident cast members. [SR]
7:30pm Fri and 2pm Sat previews; Opens 7:30pm Sat. 2pm Sun May 15 and 22, June 5 and 19; 7:30pm Wed-Fri May 25-27, June 8-10; 2pm and 7:30pm Sat June 4 and 18. Circle Theatre, Casanova St. between 8th and 9th, Carmel. $16-35/general; $12-26/seniors; $10-15/students, teachers, military; $7/children. 622-0100, www.pacrep.org.