University of West Georgia Explores the Depth of Love in “Eurydice”

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The University of West Georgia Department of Theatre presents “Eurydice,” a surrealist play by Sarah Ruhl, on Nov. 20 - 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. A community preview will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Media is invited to review the play.

“Eurydice” follows a young woman named Eurydice who is hopelessly in love with the demigod-musician, Orpheus, and who dies tragically on her wedding day. Orpheus, grief-stricken, plans to defy death and rescue his bride from the underworld. Along her journey, Eurydice reunites with her late father who helps her to remember her past life. The two rekindle their lost relationship, which was cut too short by his death.

In this adaptation, the UWG cast takes the audience to a mysterious world, where the afterlife may not be so wonderful after all and where the love we share in life is tested in death.

Tickets for the community preview on Nov. 19 will be available at a discounted rate of $3. Tickets for all other performances are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors. UWG students have free admission with a valid student I.D. For more information, please call (678) 839-4722 or visit www.westga.edu/~theatre.