ONU to present ‘Eurydice’
The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents “Eurydice” from Oct 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. There also will be matinee productions on Oct 22 and 23 at 2 p.m.
Created by Sarah Ruhl, The New York Times has described “Eurydice” as the most moving exploration of the theme of loss that American theatre has produced since the events of 9/11.
“Eurydice” is a contemporary adaptation of the Greek tragedy “Orpheus and the Underworld,” in which a man journeys to the underworld to recover his deceased wife, Eurydice. As the title suggests, the play centers on the character of Eurydice and her decision to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in Hades with her father.
The ONU cast members are Renee Stoltzfus, a sophomore communication arts major from Bellefontaine, Ohio, who plays Eurydice; Jeremy Martinez, a freshman theatre major from Palmview, Texas, who plays Orpheus; Andrew Roby, a senior communications arts major from Bluffton, Ohio, who plays the role of Eurydice’s father; Andrew Knigga, a senior theatre major from Lawrenceburg, Ind, who plays both the Interesting Man and the Child; Zane Sade, sophomore communications arts major from Churubusco, Ind., who plays Big Stone; Morgan Green, a sophomore theatre major from Garfield Heights, Ohio, who plays Little Stone; and Michael Burke, a sophomore communication arts major from North Canton, Ohio, who plays Loud Stone.
“Eurydice” is directed by John Armstrong, assistant professor of theatre at Ohio Northern University, who appeared as the lead role in the Freed Center’s 2010 production of “Hamlet.” Assisting Armstrong as the assistant director will be Robert Lynn, a junior theatre major from Oregon, Ohio.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and non-ONU students, and $9 for children. Tickets are on sale now. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.onu.edu/freed