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NU Theatre presents modern reimagining of timeless love story 'Eurydice'

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Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am

Niagara University Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by artist-in-residence (stage combat/recruiter) Adriano Gatto.

This readers' theater production will be performed amidst an insightful, specially curated art exhibit. A modern reimagining of the classic Orpheus myth, "Eurydice's" contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists fashion a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. "Eurydice's" themes embrace not just romantic love, but also the bond between a father and a daughter, represented as a power as essential and compassionate as the other type.

"Eurydice" will be staged at the Castellani Art Museum on the NU campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for Sunday and includes a post-show discussion.

Niagara University theater performance majors who are in the cast include: Bradeen Walders of Albion (Eurydice), Kayle Baran of Clarence Center (Her Father), Dylan Zalikowski of Springville (Orpheus), Brett Klaczyk of Angola (Lord of the Underworld), Jennel Nadine Pruneda of San Antonio, Sabrina Kahwaty of Williamsville and Carly L. Weldy of Elma (Chorus of Stones). Stage manager for the production is theater design/technology major Keelin Higgins of Clarence. Assistant stage manager is theater studies major Alana Arman of Grand Island.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, stop by the theater box office, visithttp://theatre.niagara.edu/, call 716-286-8685 or email [email protected]. Voicemail messages and emails are returned as soon as possible.

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