Eurydice

Eurydice describes itself as:

When she abruptly dies on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey through the underworld, reunite with her father and struggle to retain memories of her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious twists of plot, and breathtaking visual effects, this play is truly a fresh look at a timeless love story.

This play is a fantastical tale is that is not only well-written but excruciatingly well directed and executed. The text of the play is somewhere between the lyrical nature of Shakespeare and a modern slang, all done with great effortlessness than characterizes any good performance worth its salt.

I was expecting more from the “breathtaking visual effects” which were actually quite minimal and limited to the “elevator shower” which didn’t wash across the stage but sort of trickled down predictably into a well positioned drain. I certainly wasn’t sitting in the right place to experience to “water flowing uphill” effect. The set design was very well done though. I loved the letter posting on the wall and the back lighting. And genius with the creating the room from string.

Excellent overall. If you get a chance, see it at 2nd Stage in New York before it disappears in August.

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