Poor Orpheus! His true love was snatched away from him by death's cruel grip, and he was left with nothing. So he tried to save his darling Eurydice from Hades — a daring gesture indeed — but, alas, he didn't quite achieve that goal. Poor Orpheus! Wait, poor Orpheus
? What about poor Eurydice? After all, she's the one who died! Sarah Ruhl's play Eurydice
tells the story from the title character's point of view, giving a new perspective to this Greek myth. The Orange Girls open the 2009 season with Eurydice
, playing at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (February 26 through March 15) at the Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City). Tickets to the comedy cost $18 to $20 (at 314-520-9557 or www.orangegirls.org
), but you can be admitted for $15 if you bring personal-care items to a Saturday performance — these will be donated to Karen House, a short-term shelter for women and their children.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 26. Continues through March 15, 2009