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Alexis Woodard Directs "Eurydice" at Spelman

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 to Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019

  • Black Box Theatre
The Spelman College Theater & Performance Department invites you to attend "Eurydice," a classic performance directed by Alexis Woodard, C'2020.

Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 24 at 4 p.m.

About the Play
Eurydice is a 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl which retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife. The story focuses on Eurydice's choice to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father (a character created by Ruhl). Ruhl made several changes to the original myth's story-line. The most noticeable of these changes was that in the myth Orpheus succumbs to his desires and looks back at Eurydice, while in Ruhl's version Eurydice calls out to Orpheus (causing him to look back) perhaps in part because of her fear of reentering the world of the living and perhaps as a result of her desire to remain in the land of the dead with her father. Ruhl's script has been explicitly written so as to be a playground for the designer of the sets.

About the Director
Alexis Kulani Woodard is a senior theater and performance major, writing minor from Albany, Georgia. She has been involved with many shows in both Atlanta theater, and the Spelman College Theater and Performance Department. Her most recent credits include "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning" as Gladys, "Hands Up" as stage manager, and director for "Romeo + Juliet," which was presented at Spelman during Family Weekend 2019. Learn more about Woodward's exciting theatrical career

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