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K-State Theatre opens season with love story 'Eurydice' based on Greek mythology

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will open the 2015-2016 season with Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

"Eurydice" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 22-24, and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, all in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall. Elizabeth Uthoff will direct "Eurydice."

After 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, Ruhl takes a fresh look at the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine in this timeless love story.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for faculty/staff, military and seniors; and $10 for students and youth, plus tax. Tickets can be purchased in person at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets also may be purchased online at k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

The following students are cast members in "Eurydice":

Ben Deghand, senior in theatre, Berryton, as Loud Stone; Mitch Ward, senior in theatre, as A Nasty Interesting Man and The Lord of the Underworld, Colwich; Clay Massingill, sophomore in theatre, as Orpheus, and Angelica McKinnis, senior in fine arts, as Big Stone, both from Manhattan; and Madison Plouvier, sophomore in theatre, Shawnee, as Little Stone.

From out of state: Nicholas James Schoonover, sophomore in theatre, Horseheads, New York, as Father; and Mallory Diekmann, junior in agricultural communication and journalism, St. Paul, Minnesota, as Eurydice.


Fatemah Al-Qadfan


K-State Theatre

News tip

Berryton, Colwich, Manhattan and Shawnee, Kansas; Horseheads, New York; and St. Paul, Minnesota

Written by

Darrah Tinkler

At a glance

"Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, a retelling of the timeless love story from Greek mythology, will open the K-State Theatre season at Kansas State University.