Theatrical fable, Eurydice Opens March 30

UW-Waukesha Student to Direct Spring Production
By UW-Waukesha

Jake Schaumberg-Dineen as Orpheus and Jessica Kennedy as Eurydice in UW-Waukesha’s spring production of Eurydice by playwright  Sarah Ruhl.
Jake Schaumberg-Dineen as Orpheus
and Jessica Kennedy as Eurydice in
UW-Waukesha’s spring production of
Eurydice by playwright Sarah Ruhl.

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s spring production, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is a reimaging of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Directed by UW-Waukesha student Margot Lange and produced by Associate Professor of Theatre and Communications Steve Decker, this timeless love story opens Friday, March 30 at UW-Waukesha in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a mythical love story.

Student director, Lange shares, “The opportunity to direct Eurydice is an amazing and surreal experience. Being able to work with so many talented people who support my creative process is an absolute honor. Whimsy, quick wit, and a bit of vintage macabre have been peppered into this beautiful script and the themes playwright, Sarah Ruhl has chosen to explore, made this project easy for me to resonate with and become passionate about.”

Costume designer, Jazmin Medina returns to the creative team for this production and Decker states that bringing in guest designers “helps bring our production to another level giving students the opportunity to work with designers who are dedicated and exceptional in their craft.”

Performances of Eurydice will be Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, at 7:30 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday, April 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Center on campus at 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students, children & seniors over 65. Admission is free to currently enrolled UW-Waukesha students. Tickets also will be sold at the door, and the box office opens an hour before each performance. All seating is general admission. For ticket information, call 262-521-5212.

Performed by a cast of seven UW-Waukesha students and community members, performers include:  

Jessica Kennedy



Jake Schaumberg-Dineen*


New Berlin

Steven Decker



Jamie Ryan

The Nasty Interesting Man/Child


Megan Johnson*

Loud Stone


Jordan Burac*

Big Stone


Benjamin Gienke *

Little Stone


Creative Team


Margot Lange*



Steve Decker

Producer, Scene Design


Adam Jermain

Lighting Design, Technical Director


Jazmin Aurora Medina

Costume/Make Up Design


Colin Kovarik

Sound Design

Mundelein, IL

David Hein*

Technical Assistant/Production Crew


Nicole Krickhahn*

Stage Carpenter, Master Electrician


Olivia Raza*

Scenic Artist, Run Crew


Bethany Kreiter

Box Office Manager


Kyle Kingston

Poster Design

Denver, CO




*=current or former UW-Waukesha student 





Steven Decker