By ERIC TEEL
Get ready to take a journey to the land of the dead with Pima’s newest theater production, “Eurydice.”
The show, which will run from April 12 through April 22, is Pima Community College’s fresh reimagining of the ancient Greek tragedy “Orpheus.”
Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Nikki Martinez, this production plays with the lines between danger and whimsy by blending elements of comedy into a tragic love story.
The play revolves around Eurydice as she journeys through the underworld after dying on her wedding day, all the while being pursued by Orpheus, the man who she loves and was due to marry. Examining the consequences of transcending death, Eurydice must choose whether to return to the land of the living with the Orpheus or remain in the dreamlike land of the dead with the father she lost.
Pima’s theater department brings its own unique pieces to “Eurydice,” such as including a timeless setting and a strange-and-yet wonderful soundtrack created by Nikki Martinez in collaboration with sound designer Felicia Mathis.
“Eurydice examines how our memories can shape the decisions we make and how we view the people we love,” director Nikki Martinez said.
Where: Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, West Campus
When: April 12-22 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat and 2 p.m. Sun. ASL Interpreter will be at the April 19 show
Tickets: $18; $10 for Pima students
Box Office: 206-6986
Eurydice: Alejandro Castillo
Her Father: Evan Taylor
Orpheus: Etienne Wegrzyniak
Nasty Man/Child: Jubilee Reyonlds
Chorus Of Stone: Mandysa Brock, Jessica Palmer, Taylor Hernandez
Director: Nikki Martinex
Costume Directors: Clarissa Rodriguez and Hernan Gonzalez