Don't miss Eurydice, running February 7-10 and 14-17!
Clayton Community Theatre announces Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Jessa Knust. This "weird and wonderful" (New York Times) adaptation of the Greek myth of the musician Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice, ruminates on love, loss, and the power of memory. Unlike most re-tellings of this famous myth, this play is told from Eurydice's perspective. When Eurydice meets an untimely death on her wedding day, she travels to the Underworld and loses her memory in the River of Forgetfulness. She encounters her father, who has retained his memory. With his assistance, Eurydice regains her memory of the life that she once lived and rebuilds her relationship with her father. Meanwhile, Orpheus determinedly tries to make contact with his wife. He eventually makes his way to the Underworld, where he convinces the Lord of the Underworld to permit him to take Eurydice back. Torn between her love for her husband and her father, Eurydice must decide if she will stay in the Underworld with her father, or return to her life with Orpheus.
What happens next challenges us to examine what we believe about the power of love and memory.
Performances and Tickets
Thursday, February 7, 8:00pm
Friday, February 8, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 9, 8:00pm
Sunday, February 10, 2:00pm
Thursday, February 14, 8:00pm
Friday, February 15, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 6, 8:00pm
Sunday, February 17, 2:00pm
Purchasing advance tickets is easy! Visit us at Brown Paper Tickets, e-mail email@example.com, or call 314-721-9228 to reserve yours today!
Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance. Lighted, handicapped-accessible parking is available.