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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 5, 2010

Theatre Northwest to present 'Eurydice'

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Theatre presents "Eurydice," the classic myth of Orpheus retold through the eyes of its heroine, in two shows this week.

The performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, and Friday, Oct. 8, in the Studio Theater of the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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. With contemporary characters and ingenious plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

The lab series production is directed by Amanda Petefish-Schrag, assistant professor of communication, theatre and languages.

"This play is really a meditation on the fragility of love, loss and memory," Petefish-Schrag said. "In posing challenging questions, it takes us on a fascinating journey through grief and the difficult choices we make in the face of overwhelming loss."

The production is a senior project for three theatre majors: Chelsea Nett in the role of Eurydice, lighting designer Rachel Dyer, and sound designer Keaton Schmidt, who also plays the role of Interesting Man.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468