‘Eurydice’ opens at Trojan Center Theater Thursday

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, September 24, 2019

When a beautiful young woman dies on her wedding day and the grief-stricken groom attempts to rescue her from the dark forces of the underworld, that’s an intriguing story. So, get your ticket stamped now for “Eurydice” that opens at 7 p.m. Thursday at Troy University’s Trojan Center Theater. Performances will also be at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets for the general public are $10 and $5 for students with a Troy University ID.

“Eurydice,” a 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl is a contemporary retelling of the ancient Greek myth about a young couple, Orpheus and Eurydice,” said director Quinton Cockrell, Troy University Associate Professor of Acting. “They fall deeply in love and marry. When Eurydice unexpectedly dies on their wedding day, Orpheus is driven by his immense grief to rescue his bride from the dark forces of the underworld.

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The play creatively explores memory, loss and the enduring power of love. Eurydice” is poignant, heroic and oddly comical and great stage entertainment.
The story is well told by a cast of eight Troy University students. The lead performers are Madelline Hill, Jacob Brooks and Baine Ellis.

“Eurydice” is presented by the Troy University Department of Theater and Dance.

Tickets are available at the Trojan Box Office, its website at www.troytheateranddance.org or by calling 334-808-6477.