The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Theatre Department is holding auditions for Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, a play described by The New York Times as "Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.”
Auditions are by appointment - Monday and Tuesday, January 29-30 and take place in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at UW-Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. There are roles for one woman (age 18 and up); three men (age 18 and up); and three gender non-specific roles, all types and ethnicities. Auditions are open to UW-Waukesha students as well as community members. Opportunities off stage are also available and college credit is available for participation.
Contact director Margot Lange (LANGM2927@students.uwc.edu) or call producer, Steven Decker at 262-521-5209 to arrange an audition appointment and to read the play in advance. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Rehearsals are mostly on weeknights - evening hours.
Four performances of Eurydice are planned over two weekends: Friday and Saturday March 30-31 and Thursday and Friday, April 5 -6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on the UW-Waukesha campus.
Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for and is full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit. On the day of her wedding, she is ripped from her beloved, the greatest musician Orpheus, and exiled to the Underworld. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead.
For more information: please contact Steven Decker, Associate Professor of Theatre/Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 262-521-5209.