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
Ahn, scenic designer;
Emilee Orton, costume designer; Simean Carpenter, 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 http://theatre.depaul.edu
or by calling the box office at 773-325-7900. Subscriptions and group rates are
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 http://theatre.depaul.edu.