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The Theatre School at DePaul University presents Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’

Sarah Ruhl's “Eurydice,” a retelling of the Orpheus myth, will run at The Theatre School from Oct. 21-30. (Grip Design artwork)
CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Eurydice,” a retelling of the Orpheus myth, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Michael Burke. The production premieres Oct. 21 and runs through Oct. 30 in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre at 2350 N. Racine Ave. on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus.

Eurydice and Orpheus are young and in love. On their wedding night, Eurydice meets a man who claims to have a letter from her deceased father. She pursues the letter but dies in the effort. Orpheus descends into the underworld to save her, and Eurydice must choose between a life with her husband and the certainty of her father’s unconditional love.

The cast features Edward Hall as Big Stone, Keith Ilidge as Orpheus, Sarah Serebian as Little Stone, Kiah Stern as Loud Stone, Michael Stock as Father, Sam Straley as Man/Child, and Sola Thompson as Eurydice.

The production staff includes Jeff Mills, movement coach; Joy Ahnscenic designer; Emilee Orton, costume designer; Simean Carp​enter, lighting designer; Connor Ciesil, sound designer; Kaysie Bekkela, dramaturg; and Danny Fender, stage manager.

Burke, an MFA Directing candidate, class of 2018, is a Chicago native, most recently from Indianapolis, where he served as associate artistic director of NoExit Performance. His credits include “Crime and Punishment” at The Theatre School; “Giselle, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” “Middletown,” “The Beast,” “The Lady & the Sanguine Man,” “Medea,” “I Am Peter Pan,” and “The Pillowman” (NoExit). Burke currently serves as creative director of the Young Actors Theatre in Indianapolis.

Performances for “Eurydice” will be held Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Early preview performances will be Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The performances Oct. 23 and Oct. 27 will be followed by a post-show discussion.

For patrons who are blind or have low-vision, the performance will be audio described Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m with a pre-performance touch tour. If patrons require wheelchair accessible or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let the box office staff know. Tickets are $15, preview tickets are $10, and student tickets are $5. Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at 773-325-7900. Subscriptions and group rates are also available.

The Theatre School is accessible via the Fullerton CTA Station and the Fullerton (74) Bus. Visitors and audience members can receive discounted parking rates in DePaul University’s Clifton Parking Deck at 2330 N. Clifton Ave.

The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined and culturally diverse. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances from a wide repertoire of classic, contemporary and original plays that challenge, entertain and stimulate the imagination. Additional information at


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