Eurydice play coming to Rotary Centre for the Arts

Eurydice play in Kelowna

An Okanagan production that’s been in the making for three years is finally ready to take the stage.

Eurydice, a one-act dramatic comedy, will run Nov. 9-12 and 16-19 in the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna.

The act will feature an all-local cast, original music and live performances by local musician Windmills.

Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice is a reimagining of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and his wife Eurydice. Dying on her wedding night, Eurydice travels to the underworld where she is reunited with her father who helps her to retrieve memories of her lost love.

"It’s a story of love, loss and reconnection,” explained director Angela Lavender.

“Themes that all audience members have experienced. The language in the play is poetically beautiful, the pure love and bond between husband and wife, and daughter and father makes the end heartbreaking.”

Creative Okanagan and The Virago Collective have joined forces to take on the unique needs of the show.

“This is my first time working on a theatre production as a composer, and the process has been extremely liberating and rewarding, yet daunting,” said Windmills.

“I’ve created a score grounded in piano, but manipulated to serve the needs and purposes of the script and events within the play.”

Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. each night, with tickets now available starting at $29.

Opening night will feature a post-show cocktail reception with the creative team.

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