The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV presents the reimagined classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine in “Eurydice,” Mar. 6-9 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Laura Gordon directs.
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 timeless love story.
Gordon has been a member of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’ Resident Acting Company since 1993, performing in many productions including: Death of a Salesman, The Lady With All the Answers, Pride and Prejudice, Enchanted April, Doubt, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Mary Stuart, Copenhagen and Twelfth Night. Directing projects include: Going To St. Ives for Forward Theatre; The Crucible and Old Times for American Players Theatre; Well for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; Skin Tight for Renaissance Theaterworks and Speaking In Tongues, Laurel and Hardy, Almost, Maine and I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda at The Rep. Gordon was named a 2010 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.
The cast includes Stefanie Resnick as Eurydice; Ryan Dougherty as Orpheus; Equity actor Brian Mani as Father; Stephon Pettway as Interesting Man/Lord; Galina Vasileva as Big Stone; Kayla Gaar as Little Stone; and Kelly Hawes as Loud Stone.
The production and design team include scenic designer Ian Mangum, lighting designer Josh Lentner, costume designer Jennifer Van Buskirk, sound designer Amanda L. Mayfield, technical director Megan Morey; production stage manager Kelli Howard, and properties master Jade Cagalawan.
Show times are at 8 p.m. on Mar. 6, 7 & 8, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Mar. 8 and 9, in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Tickets are $20-30, and 10 percent off for children 18. For tickets or additional information, visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-ARTS (2787).