The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department will stage performances of Eurydice,” by Sarah Ruhl, as part of the URI Honors Colloquium investigation of “Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything,” beginning October 12.
Ruhl’s tender-hearted comedy is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony Award nominee. The play explores the mythological Greek story of Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice. Told through Eurydice’s unique perspective, we experience her life in the “overworld,” her tragic descent to the “underworld,” and the challenges, beauties, and questions that both worlds provide.
Performances will be held from Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 and Oct. 19 through Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in J Studio of the URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, on the Kingston Campus. General Admission is $20, tickets for seniors, URI faculty, staff and students are $15. To purchase tickets online, visit web.uri.edu/theatre, or call (401) 874-5843.
The New York Times described Eurydice as “rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play – an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.”
Kira Hawkridge, ‘12, artistic director of Out Loud Theatre, Providence, and URI Theatre alumna, directs the production. Costume design is by Katie Hand, ’11, set design is by Steve Wilson, ’14, lighting design is by URI Theatre senior, Jessica Winward, and sound design is by guest artist Michael Hyde.
Actor & Hometown – Character
- Daria-Lyric Montaguila of Providence– Orpheus
- Magenta Kolakowski of Riverside– Lord of the Underworld
- Maggie Papa of South Kingstown– Nasty Interesting Man
- Lorraine Guerra of Cranston– Loud Stone
- Vincent Taylor of Providence– Little Stone
- Abigail Dufresne of North Kingstown– Big Stone
- Cassidy McCartan of Stewartville, Minn.– Father
- Ardemis Kassabian of South Kingstown– Eurydice
Eurydice @URI: The cast of the URI Theatre Department’s production of “Eurydice,” including (from left) Daria-Lyric Montaguila as Orpheus; Cassidy McCartan as Father; Ardemis Kassabian as Eurydice; and Vincent Taylor as Little Stone. Production opens Oct. 12, Fine Arts Center, URI Kingston Campus. (URI photos by Randy Osga)