Ruhl's 'Eurydice' flips script to tell story through leading lady's lens
Playwright Sarah Ruhl upends the Greek myth of Eurydice.
Typically, the story is told from Orpheus' point of view. He's a mortal who wooed Eurydice, the daughter of Apollo, after all. And his genius for music and verse is a comforting superpower for hopeless romantics in the audience.
In Ruhl's version, staged later this month by Denton's Sundown Collaborative Theatre, Eurydice is the central figure of the story, and her wrestling with death and darkness render power and beauty of their own.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 31 through April 2 and April 7-9 at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets or pay in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.