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When: Oct. 11-13, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. 2018
Price: $6-$9
The Greek myth of Eurydice and Orpheus has been retold and reimagined in numerous works of art because a tragic love story is universal. Orpheus and Eurydice are happily married when Eurydice dies in an accident. Distraught with grief, Orpheus journeys to the underworld to beg for her return. He gets his wish, with one caveat: If he looks back at his wife on the journey to the upper world, she'll be forced to remain dead forever. In Eurydice, playwright Sara Ruhl tells this story through Eurydice's point of view and adds a new character in the form of Eurydice's father, who has conquered the forgetfulness of Greek death. He sends letters to the upper world and also receives responses. The University Theatre at Saint Louis University opens its new season with the strange yet classic tragedy. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (October 11 to 14) at the Grandel Theater (3610 Grandel Square; Tickets are $6 to $9.
— Paul Friswold


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