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'Eurydice' to be performed at Coastal Carolina University

November 6, 2009

Eurydice, a contemporary update of a timeless story, will be presented by the Coastal Carolina University Department of Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 through Friday, Nov. 13 in the Black Box Theatre in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The performances are free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Eurydice is the classical myth of Orpheus retold from the heroines point of view, with humor and surprising plot twists. On the day Eurydice is to marry her true love Orpheus, a tragic misstep sends her plummeting to the surreal depths of the underworld. Memories are forbidden in this world of the dead, but an unexpected reunion with her father vividly awakens Eurydice's mind with the love she felt in life. When Orpheus braves the gates of hell to find her, Eurydice must decide whether to remain with her father or return to her Earthly love.

Eurydice is directed by Joseph Rosko, a senior musical theatre major at the University. Dramatic arts major Justina Adorno is Eurydice, and James Wells portrays her father. The cast also includes Caleb Jernigan, Townsend Pass, Meghan Perry, Rachel Swindler and Amanda Jeter, all musical theatre majors.

For tickets and information, call the Wheelwright Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 843-349-2502.