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Eurydice Opens in the Blackbox Theatre

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Eurydice’s Father: senior Matt Pelletier

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice dies on her wedding day and is brought to the Underworld where she meets three stones. The stones are representatives of the souls of the Umderworld, doing nothing for all of eternity but keeping quiet and blank.

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The three stones: freshman Devon Khalsa, senior Asia Bass, and sophomore Noah Goodwin

Orpheus, the legendary musician, is devastated by his wife’s death, so braves the dangers of the Underworld to reach her. He sings the saddest song ever written to get her back, and succeeds at a price. Eurydice’s navigation of the Underworld breaks the normal of hell and calls the audience to question the relationships between normal and not.

“Eurydice evokes the fluidity of relationships,” director Mrs. Leigh Shelton said.  “life and death, and willpower versus fate.”

 

The play gives much freedom to light and set designers, as shown by the minimalist set chosen by the director and company of the production. The fluidity is shown through the use of minimal set, lighting, and color.

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Orpheus and Eurydice: senior Haley Ray and sophomore Colby Sears

 

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A Nasty Interesting Man: senior Kody Katzmann

“This show has been my brain child since I became a teacher here,” Shelton said. “I’m thankful for my students who helped give birth to this baby.”

The production opens tonight at 7:30 PM in the Rockwall High School Blackbox theater and will run at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday. The theater is a small, intimate space with limited seating, so it’s advised to come early. Tickets are $5.00 at the door, none will be sold online.

 

For more information, visit Rockwall High School Theatre on Facebook.

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