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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents a Modern Retelling of the

Greek Myth of “Eurydice”

BOCA RATON, FL (September 19, 2008) – The department of theatre and dance in the School of the Arts in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” from Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 12 in the Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   General admission tickets are $16.   FAU faculty, staff and alumni may purchase tickets for $10.   FAU students may obtain tickets free at the door or ahead of time with a $5 reservation fee.   Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com, by calling 800-564-9539 or at the theatre two hours prior to the performance.  

“Eurydice” is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of the unending love between Eurydice and Orpheus.   Told from the perspective of Eurydice, the play opens with the couple’s declaration of love.   Their youthful exuberance is dampened, however, by the death of Eurydice and her entrance into the underworld.   There, she is reunited with her father who struggles to restore her memory of those who loved her.  

The play will be directed by Trent Blanton. For further information, call 561-297-3810.

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