March 9 – 17, 2019
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Andrew Borba
Through a dazzling series of vignettes, the story of Marianne and Roland plays out various incarnations their relationship could have taken through the years. As parallel universes unfold across time and space, we are led to question how each moment’s choice irrevocably affects the remaining days, years, and relationships we are granted. Science and romance collide in this warm and original love story.
On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.
Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)
(in repertory with Parliament Square)
Evenings: Mar. 15, 16 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Mar. 10, 13 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Mar. 9*, 17 2:00 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.
$18 / $15 / $14 / $11
General / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff / Arts Subscriber / UCI Students & Children under 17
Complimentary Shuttle Service: Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle
Event Link: http://www.arts.uci.edu/event/eurydice