The Williston Northampton School presents its annual fall play on October 20-22 and October 27-29 in the Williston Theatre. This year’s offering is Eurydice by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. except Friday, October 21, when the show begins at 8:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 and may be reserved at (413) 529-3434 or the box office email. Admission is free for Williston families on October 21.
Ruhl’s dream-like play, written in 2001, is a meditation on loss, love, and our hopes for true connection. This devastatingly breathtaking retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth creates a world in which worms deliver letters, stones talk, and rivers make people forget.
When the play begins, Orpheus and Eurydice are desperately in love—but things aren’t perfect. The couple gets engaged despite the fact that she is interested into books and he is interested in music. It isn’t long before a “Nasty Interesting Man” lures Eurydice into the Underworld with the promise of seeing her long-dead father. When Orpheus comes to the Underworld to bring Eurydice back to Earth will she go with him? Or will she stay with the father with whom she has reconnected?
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