Media Resources: Eurydice

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Clayton Community Theatre presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Jessa Knust.

Performances: Thursday - Saturday February 7-9 and 14-16 at 8:00 p.m, Sundays February 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Washington University South Campus Theater, 6501 Clayton Road, Clayton MO

Director: Jessa Knust

Full press release (PDF): coming soon 

This “weird and wonderful” (New York Times) retelling of the Greek myth about the musician Orpheus and his wife Eurydice ruminates on love, loss, and the power of memory. “Eurydice” is one of the few retellings of the classic myth told from the heroine's perspective. It considers her untimely death and descent to the Underworld, what she finds there, and her difficult decision of whether or not to return to Earth with Orpheus. Eurydice was nominated for Drama League and Drama Desk awards in 2008.

More information about the play, on Wikipedia: at this link

Press photos: on Flickr, at this link

Reviewer comp tickets available from the box office, by Email at tickets@placeseveryone.org, or by phone at 314-721-9228.

Media contact: Nathan Schroeder, media@placeseveryone.org

Cast:​​

  • Eurydice: Mary Tomlinson (making her CCT debut, seen before with Truman State University Theatre)

  • Orpheus: Wil Spaeth (new to CCT, often seen at Magic Smoking Monkey and Lindenwood University)

  • Father: Jeff Lovell (a veteran of many productions with many companies, including CCT’s Macbeth as Lennox and Bus Stop as Will, as well as productions at Theater Guild of Webster Groves and Saint Louis Shakespeare)

  • Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld: Britteny Henry (seen at CCT in Bus Stop, Enchanted Island, and Measure for Measure, and often seen at St. Louis Shakespeare, Theater Guild of Webster Groves, and elsewhere)

  • Big Stone: Jack Janssen (seen in CCT’s The Laramie Project and Born Yesterday, and in Falling at Bankside Repertory Theatre, and more)

  • Little Stone: Amie Bossi (new to CCT, seen in Over the River and Through the Woods and Laughing Stock at KTK and Bird’s Nest at First Run Theatre, and elsewhere)

  • Loud Stone: Ann Egenriether (seen on CCT’s stage in Inherit the Wind, The Women, The Bad Seed, and more, and often seen onstage at Archangel Players, Theater Guild of Webster Groves, First Run Theatre, and many others)