Alumna brings female protagonist to forefront in modern adaptation of Greek myth

Eurydice” twists the classic tragedy of Orpheus by giving its neglected female protagonist a voice.

Although the original myth follows the Greek hero’s quest to the land of the dead to rescue his muse Eurydice, this modern adaptation reunites Eurydice with her deceased father. The play, told from Eurydice’s perspective, reaches its climax when she must either choose to stay in the underworld with her father or return to the land of the living with Orpheus. The 2003 Sarah Ruhl play...

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