Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to present Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ with original music by CCA student Emily Laliotis
Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre will present Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” directed by Envision Conservatory’s Tarla Hill, from March 28 through April 6. Ruhl’s “Eurydice” is often performed with music, and CCA will perform “Eurydice” with original music composed by CCA student Emily Laliotis.
Eurydice is the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice spun into contemporary times. At the wedding of Eurydice and Orpheus, Eurydice goes off by herself to get some water. She falls to her death and ends up in the Underworld, the realm of the dead. In the Underworld, Eurydice meets her mother, and she becomes torn between the yearning to stay with her mother and the wish to go back to Orpheus.
As in the myth, Orpheus comes to liberate her from the Underworld.
The Lord of the Underworld permits Orpheus to take Eurydice on the condition that he cannot look back at her as they climb up and out of the Underworld.
However, as they leave Eurydice cries out for Orpheus, and he looks back.
As vowed by the Lord of the Underworld, she fades away, leaving them both alone once more.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Ruhl (Dead Man’s Cell Phone) creates this new take on
“the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine as she journeys to the underworld and struggles to retain her memories of her lost love.” In contrast to mythology, Ruhl’s Underworld is described as resembling “Alice in Wonderland” more than Hades.
Laliotis, a junior at CCA, has composed eight songs which will be performed by the cast. The songs are in the genre of folk music, inviting to theater goers of all ages.
The community is invited to attend. The shows take place at the Canyon Crest Black Box Theatre at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego.
Show times are at 7 p.m. on March 29-29 and April 5-6, with a special student show at 4 p.m. on April 4.
Tickets are available online at
Ticket prices are $8 for students and $15 for adults. Group and special events ticket packages are available. Call 858-350-0253 ext. 4005 to inquire about special rates.
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