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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.