Eurydice Poster

Hartwick College Theatre Arts Presents Eurydice

November 3, 2015

The Hartwick College Theatre Arts Program is pleased to announce its fall main stage production, Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl. This production will run from November 11 to November 14, with performances at 8 p.m. each night in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall, on the College campus.

Eurydice explores themes relating to loss in family and love. When writing the play, Ruhl drew from her relationship with her late father, which helps contemporize the mythic Eurydice and other characters.

Theatrical publishing house Samuel French summarizes the production: "Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story." The New Yorker said, the "[e]xhilarating" power of Eurydice is like "a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious."

The Hartwick production of Eurydice is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Marc Shaw, whose previous shows included comedies The Liar by Pierre Corneille, and The Foreigner by Larry Shue. The cast includes first-year student Jessica Fehribach; sophomores Tonie Cross, Marcus Hudson, and Abbey Vermeal; junior Summer Wysocki; and seniors Nathan Skethway and Megan Steely. The show is stage managed by junior Alyssa Ralph, who is assisted by first-year student Josie Worley.

Admission is $5 for the Hartwick community, $10 for the general public. To reserve tickets, call 607-431-4227 or email

For additional information, contact Production Assistant/Academic Intern Katelyn Welch at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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