The Clarke University Drama Department will present “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 21, in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on November 18-20 and 2 p.m. on November 21. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students.
The show is an innovative reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. The New York Times describes it as “Rhapsodically Beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play – an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.”
Cast members for the show include Clarke students: Rebecca Brosnan, of Algona, Iowa; Austin Rea, of Lodi, Wis.; Gage Steenhagen, of Roland, Iowa; Jack Cole, of Dubuque, Iowa; Maxwell McNett, of Evansville, Wis.; Josh McDowell, of Dubuque, Iowa; Carrie Pieper, of Adel, Iowa; Emily Cram, of Clinton, Iowa; Joey Stamp, of Waterloo, Iowa; and Beatrice Schares, of Plattsburgh, New York. The show is directed by Clarke Associate Professor of Drama Joseph Klinebriel, MFA, and student Alison Ott, of Dubuque, Iowa, is stage manager and assistant to the director. Ellen Gabrielleschi, MFA, chair and associate professor of drama, is the technical director for the show and Robert Neumann, adjunct instructor of drama, is the costume designer.