'Eurydice' puts a new spin on a classic tale at Booker VPA
Booker High School’s Theatre Department delves into the world of Greek myth with an adaptation of Orpheus’ “Eurydice” by contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl.
Ruhl, the author of roughly a dozen plays, shifts the focus from Orpheus to tell the story from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice, who must decide between returning to the world of the living to be with her husband, or remaining in the underworld to be close to the father she adores.
Ellie McCaw plays Eurydice in the Booker production, with Gianni Dimaia as Orpheus with Jamon Buie as her father. Natalia Mock directs the production that is designed by McCaw’s sister, Gwen.
“Eurydice” will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-15 in the Booker High School’s VPA Theatre, 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. Ticktes are $15, $10 for seniors citizens and $5 for students. For more information, contact Judy Piercy: 355-2967; vpabooker.com