Wednesday Oct 03, 2012
Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing Mark Baer will direct Sarah Ruhl’s 2003 production, Eurydice, adapted from an ancient Greek myth. All performances will be at Theatre Northwest at Arts on Grant, located one mile west of the main campus at 37th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2, Saturday, Nov. 3, Thursday, Nov. 8, Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday Nov. 10; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 and Sunday Nov. 11.
Eurydice tells the story of a young woman, Eurydice, in love with a great musician, Orpheus. When she is killed on her wedding day, she passes to the Underworld where souls go to release their troubles and sleep in peaceful forgetfulness. There she reconnects with her father, who has found a way to hold on to his memories.
Meanwhile Orpheus is distraught at the loss of his love. He composes the saddest music ever written, and marches into the Underworld determined to reclaim his love. Eurydice is then forced to choose between the love of her father and the love of her life.
The IU Northwest student cast of Eurydice
Eurydice – Amanda Tomczak of Griffith
Orpheus – Avery Malerich of Griffith
Lord of the Underworld – Scott Fowler III of Hammond
Little Stone – Ashley Thompson of Whiting
Big Stone – Brandon Hearne of Gary
Loud Stone – Sophia Settle of Hammond
Father – Mario Dongu of Hammond
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by contacting the Theatre box office. Due to limited seating, reservations are suggested. For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact Theatre Northwest at (219) 980-6808.
About Theatre Northwest
Theatre Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, is highly regarded as an affordable and accessible performance venue serving the communities of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. The theatre also serves as a platform for the up-and-coming talent of the Department of Performing Arts, the only public theatre degree program in Northwest Indiana. It is located at Arts on Grant just west of the IU Northwest campus in the Village Shopping Center at 37th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary.