AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) – Auburn University Theatre is opening its 2019-20 season with “Eurydice” directed by Tessa Carr. 

Opening night will be on Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Telfair Peet Theatre’s Mainstage.

Sarah Ruhl’s play “Eurydice” tells the classic Greek myth of Orpheus from the heroine’s perspective. “Eurydice” is an exhilarating journey with vibrant visuals and twists and turns. Audiences are invited to join Eurydice as she travels to the underworld to reconnect with her past, reclaim her love and restore her memories.

“This poetic play meditates on love memory, and loss. It lyrically examines familial love, romantic love and our conceptions of self,” says Carr. “Sarah Ruhl’s language and imagery question who we are without our memories and loved ones.”

First premiering in 2003 at the Madison Repertory Theatre, in Madison, Wisconsin, “Eurydice” gained fast popularity and opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in 2007. Since then the production has won several nominations, including the 2008 Drama League Award and Distinguished Production of a Play. 

Carr, the director, is accompanied by an artistic team consisting of scenic design by guest artist and Auburn alum, Sarah Mouyal; lighting and projection design by Fereshteh Rostampour; costume design by Tracy Oleinick; composer and sound design by guest artist and Auburn alum, Logan Pace, and assistant director, Falan Buie Madden. The cast includes Tyler Carter, Hannah Fluker, Nyala Hall, Zac Moss, Bailey Murphy, Matt Stephenson and Brantley Waller.

Tickets for “Eurydice” are now available. Auburn faculty, staff and students receive special promotions to all performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre by logging in.

For more information, showtimes and tickets go to the Department of Theatre’s Ticketing Page