By: Sarah Ruhl
Produced By: Ohio University
Directed by: Dennis Delaney
Costume Design: Kurt Tiede
Lighting Design: Molly Tiede
Sound Design: Matthew Wilson
Projection Design: Sarah Watson
In Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary retelling of the Orpheus myth from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice, surreal and evocative imagery illustrates themes of love and loss.
Recurring images of water, string, and the rusty dripping pipes of the underworld were used to realize Ruhl’s story. Water effects brought a sensual quality to the piece. The unit set was comprised of a series of raked platforms that created a dynamic path of action to lead the characters through the real world and the Underworld.
The key image was the river that cut its way through the set and sliced away the memories of the characters.