Eurydice and Orpheus are in love and they make plans to get married. At the wedding, Eurydice gets bored and goes to the home of the Nasty Interesting Man to retrieve a letter from her father. Once she is there, he refuses to let her leave. She attempts to escape and falls to her death. This leads to Orpheus being devastated and vowing to go to the Underworld to rescue her.
This story is based on the Greek Myth about Orpheus and Eurydice. The Lyric Opera and the Joffrey Ballet also adapted this story in their large production of Orphée et Eurydice in 2017. In addition, Something Marvelous presented another adaptation called Don’t Look. It also took place at The Den Theatre, back in 2016. While the opera used a more classic interpretation, The Artistic Home and Something Marvelous both used a more modern script
This version of the story, written by Sarah Ruhl, adds a lot of humor. Todd Wojcik is very creepy and strange as the Nasty Interesting Man and the Lord of the Underworld in a weird and funny way. The Chorus of Stones are quite funny and interesting as well with their many comments. They are played by Will Casey, Alexander McRae, and Ariana Lopez. Karla Corona as Eurydice and Steven Cooper as Orpheus play a couple that doesn’t seem all that close. Lastly, Javier Carmona is solid as Eurydice’s father, who just wants to reconnect with his daughter in extraordinary circumstances.
Cost of a ticket: $35
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets now for Eurydice through November 21st.
Also check out our review of another Sarah Ruhl play, In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play.