Ophelia's Jump to Stage Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE, 5/23-6/1
Ophelia's Jump Productions will present Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE from May 23 through June 1 at the Pomona College Seaver Theatre in Claremont. Directed by Doug Oliphant and presented in cooperation with The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance, EURYDICE continues the artistic direction of Ophelia's Jump to present creative new interpretations of classical and award winning works.
Sarah Ruhl's stunning retelling of the Orpheus myth is told from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife.
Under the affectionate tutelage of her father, Eurydice regains her memories of earthly love. But when Orpheus channels down to retrieve her, after firing off a barrage of love letters to her from above, she has to choose between her husband and her father. Both alternatives involve loss, of course. So does life, often enough. But Ms. Ruhl's magical play about the joys and trials of living and dying invites the happiest kind of commemoration.
Online ticketing available at opheliasjump.org.