Glacity Theatre Collective presents ’Eurydice’Written by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The Glacity Theatre Collective will soon bring award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl’s mythical tale of love and loss to the Maumee Valley Country Day School’s Millennium Theatre.
“Eurydice,” which is set to open on Sept. 5, will feature Kevin Barron, Dave DeChristopher, Matt Gretzinger, Ben Pryor, Sherri Siniff, Nikki Soldner and Tyree Troutman. Cornel Gabara will be directing the production with set design by James S. Hill and costume design by Holly Monsos.
“This play was originally proposed by Ben and Ashley Pryor. We read it out loud and unanimously felt that it was a great choice for the company,” collective member Irene Alby said. “Obviously when we are choosing there are several things we look at, the first being, ‘Can we produce and cast this play?’ We are also interested in seeing whether the play is artistically valuable for the community in which we live. We felt that this play really raises questions that are essential to every
Ruhl is perhaps best known for her play “The Clean House,” which was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. She was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2006.
Her other works include “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” “Orlando, Late: A Cowboy Song” and “Demeter in the City.” “Eurydice” has been presented Off-Broadway at The Second Stage Theatre, as well as Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, and the Yale Repertory Theatre.
“Eurydice’ is written in a non-realistic way. It is a symphony rather than a play, and is written in movements rather than acts. The language is poetic and stylized,” Alby said. “The most difficult challenge has been to create a world that suits the writing.
The acting, staging and design do not suit a realistic framework, so an alternative metaphorical style needs to be used, one that will stimulate the audience’s imagination and carry them through the underworld with Eurydice.”
“Eurydice” runs Sept. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
There are also “pay what you can” matinees Sept. 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. Last-minute student rush seats are $5.
For more information, call (419) 530-2254 or visit www.glacity.org.