EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl

Red Stitch Actors Theatre

September 3 - October 4, 2014

 

Eurydice and Orpheus are in love; life is as beautiful as nature dreamt it. But there is a Nasty Interesting Man who has been watching Eurydice. And he has something she wants.

A magical and surprising retelling of the ancient myth, Eurydice is the story of Orpheus’ wife.

Eurydice is a fable about love, loss, longing and the pleasures and pains of memory.

 

Eurydice was nominated for a Drama Victoria Award for Best Presentation for VCE Students, 2014.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR: Luke Kerridge

DESIGNER: Emily Collett
SOUND DESIGNER/
COMPOSER: Ian Moorhead

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Clare Springett & Michael Robinson

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jordine Cornish

CAST: Ngaire Dawn Fair, Olga Makeeva, Dion Mills, Johnathan Peck, Alexandra Aldrich, Sam Duncan and Alex Menglet.

STAGE MANAGER: Elizabeth Downes

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jodi Huchinson

 

 

REVIEWS:

 

"Director Luke Kerridge balances the text's energy - its humour and pathos - with striking moments of stillness. This is a reminder exactly how sublime theatre can be....★★★★½" 

 -The Age

 

"Immaculate...dream-like...the pinnacle of what Red Stitch have been able to achieve...★★★★" 

-Theatre People 

 

"A confident, beguiling production..." 

 -The Herald Sun

 
"Kerridge successfully maintains Ruhl’s delicate balance of sorrow and joy, whimsy and philosophy, delivering one of the highlights of this year’s Red Stitch program...A triumph for Kerridge and cast"

-The Lowdownunder
 
"So much is astonishing about this production...Kerridge creates for us an ‘other world’ in which reality and fantasy don’t so much clash as blur into each other
...this is beautiful theatre" 

- Stage Whispers  

 

"Under the vision of director Luke Kerridge, the drama in Eurydice is gripping and engaging" 

-Arts Hub

 

 

LISTEN:

 

Director Luke Kerridge and actors Ngaire Dawn Fair & Jonathon Peck talk to Micheal Cathcart on Radio National about Red Stitch's production of Eurydice. Click on the Link below:

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