Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 27
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre


The Department of Theatre presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, under the direction of Nyalls Hartman, associate professor and chair of Theatre.

A modern retelling of the classic myth of Orpheus who descends into the Underworld to retrieve his young bride, Eurydice, from Death’s amorous arms. Told from Eurydice’s point-of-view, the story follows her odyssey through the Underworld as she seeks love, meaning and rebirth. Visually stunning and poetic, the play mirrors the dreamy and sometimes treacherous landscape of Eurydice’s inner life where she can’t always remember who she is and can’t always recognize the signs along the way. As Eurydice struggles for self-knowledge, we—like the characters—discover the sacrifices that must be made to achieve a deeply meaningful love, and what happens when love is found, but remains illusory and unattainable.

Thursday, October 24 | 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 25 | 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 26 | 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 27 | 2:00 p.m.

An opening night reception for this event will take place Thursday, October 24 following the performance.

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors.

Purchase tickets online at, or at the door (cash or check only).

Matinee performances are free for UMBC students with a UMBC ID. Students may pick up their tickets from the Theatre Department Office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the matinee. Limit one ticket per student.

Photos by Marlayna Demond for UMBC.

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