Thursday pick: ‘Eurydice’ at Fresno Pacific

Fresno Pacific University

In the mood for a Greek classic? Here’s an option for theater lovers:

The performance: a staged reading of a modern retelling by Sarah Ruhl of “Eurydice,” the classic myth about the wife of Orpheus, who tried to bring her back from the dead with his enchanting music.

Time and place: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Warkentin Student Lounge in the Steinert Campus Center, Fresno Pacific University. Admission is free.

The adaptation: Ruhl’s 2003 play tells the story from the point of view of Eurydice. Will she choose to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father?

The production: Cast members are Drew Anderson, Robert Hill, Michael Mason, Jeff Jones, Tiana Gabel, Meberate Brooks, Russel Laforteza and Kassy Klein. The event kicks off the 2019-20 Staged Reading Series at the university.

Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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