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April 8: Hood Theatre to stage Eurydice

Friday, April 8, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College Theatre’s spring production “Eurydice” will be performed April 14-16 and 21-23.

“Eurydice,” is Sarah Ruhl's modern-day retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, directed by Joe Brady, associate professor of theater.  In the ancient story of Orpheus, a great musician, falls in love with Eurydice and follows her to the Underworld. Ruhl’s play focuses on the journey of Eurydice.

In the story a strange man claiming to have a letter from her father in the underworld lures Eurydice away from her wedding. She finds herself in the depths of Hades with no memory of her former life. Orpheus, grieving for his wife, decides to go to the underworld to retrieve his lost love. Eurydice learns that she must choose between her relationship with her father and her relationship with her husband.

The play will be staged in Hood’s Avalon Performing Arts Studio in the Tatem Arts Center at 8 p.m. April 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 23. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door beginning 30 minutes before each show. Admission is $10, students and Hood faculty and staff tickets are $5 and Hood students are free.

 For more information about the play, read the Frederick News-Post story, view the slideshow and interviews, or contact Joe Brady at (301) 696-3720, or by e-mail at