In a special collaboration with The Theater Project, CHANS Hospice Care Program is a proud sponsor of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines 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.
Eurydice is a professional ensemble production directed by Christopher Price, scheduled to run Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, October 26 through November 11. CHANS Hospice Program will share the stage during the Q & A sessions following the Sunday performances.
CHANS Hospice Program Partners with The Theater Project to Stimulate Public Dialog
In a retelling of Orpheus, a Greek myth, Ruhl tells the story of death and loss from the perspective of Orpheus’ wife, Eurydice. Ruhl wrote the play in response to the loss of her own father, who died in 1994 of cancer. The play is about relationships, love, loss, communication, and finding the meaning between life and thereafter.
In the myth, Orpheus travels to Hades to reclaim his bride. Can he bring her from the underworld? Can we retrieve the dead? Love, loss, grief, hope and memory are part of the story.
After each of the three Sunday matinee performances there will be a panel of local community members that included local physicians, grief facilitators, chaplains, professors and direct care staff available to facilitate discussion about the topics and feelings arising from the performance.
Tickets are pay-what-you-want and for more information or reservations please visit www.theaterproject.com or call (207) 729 – 8584.