In Eurydice, life and death exists side by side as we follow Eurydice into the underworld where she reunites with her departed father and is subjected to the taunts of a haughty group of Stones commenting on her condition throughout the play. Eurydice’s loving husband Orpheus risks his own life to bring her back to the world of the living. In a moment of crisis, she must make the difficult decision of whether to follow Orpheus out of the realm of the dead or remain with her beloved father.
Written in dedication to Ruhl’s deceased father, the story explores powerful themes of love and loss, family, remembrance and forgetfulness. Bringing this heartbreakingly beautiful work to life is Pearland Theatre Guild’s founder Renee van Nifterik, assisted by Peter van Nifterik. This production is part of the director’s National Michael Chekhov Teaching Certification Candidacy program and features outstanding actors from Houston, Pearland and surrounding areas. Amanda Marie Parker plays the title character, Eurydice, while Edwin Green plays the musician, Orpheus, with Jonathan Gonzalez as the Father, David Alexander Balbuena as the Nasty Interesting Man/Child, with a trio of stones, Rebecca Lewis as Big Stone, Sara Denton as Loud Stone, and Amber Holtz as Little Stone.
Eurydice will feature a “Pay What You Can” night on Tuesday, November 1st, along with regular performances on weekends.
Performance is 90 minutes with no intermission.
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A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters—Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye—are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus—played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub—is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!