Join us for the Victorian Premiere of
By Sarah Ruhl
Apparently no one sleeps in the underworld. Ensemble members Ngaire Dawn Fair and John Peck, playing Eurydice and Orpheus, haven’t been getting much sleep in the real world either. Both have been practically living at the theatre having just stepped offstage from the last two acclaimed Red Stitch productions; John as Simon in Glory Dazed and Ngaire as Rose in The Flick. Doing ‘back to back’ shows (rehearsing one play by day whilst performing the other at night) is a challenge and a joy, particularly when exploring two vastly contrasting plays.
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is a magical play and exhibits a different style to anything else we’ve presented this year. I’ve been popping my head into rehearsals this week, basking in this unique retelling of an ancient myth. The design elements are also coming together to beautiful and surprising effect. It’s a stunning work and I can’t wait for you to experience the enchanting world of Eurydice.
See you at the theatre,
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.
Ngaire Dawn Fair is our Eurydice and Johnathan Peck, her Orpheus. Olga Makeeva as Loud Stone, Dion Mills as a Nasty Interesting Man and Lord of the Underworld. We welcome Alexandra Aldrich as Little Stone, Sam Duncan as Big Stone (both making their debut with Red Stitch) and welcome back the one and only Alex Menglet as Eurydice’s Father.
Eurydice marks Luke Kerridge’s Directorial debut with the company. Joined by Emily Collett (Set & Costume), Ian Moorhead (Sound) and Clare Springett, our Resident Lighting Designer.
EURYDICE is produced by special arrangement with Bruce Ostler,
BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
Showing September 5 – October 4
Wednesday to Saturday 8pm,
Saturday matinees 4pm & Sundays 6.30pm
CLASSICS IN CONVERSATION: FOLLOWING ORPHEUS & EURYDICE
Have you booked your tickets for this special event yet? The early bird tickets are almost sold out so you better hurry! Joining us in conversation, we welcome Heather Sebo, Classics lecturer Latrobe University, Luke Kerridge, Director of Eurydice and Dion Mills, ensemble cast member of the show.
Please join us for a special one-off afternoon of classics in conversation at Red Stitch. Limited early bird tickets are $10 and full priced tickets are $15. We still have tickets remaining for the 6.30pm performance of Eurydice so why not book for both?