Auburn University Theatre opens season with ‘Eurydice’

Published: September 16, 2019
Updated: September 19, 2019
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Auburn University Theatre is opening its 2019-20 season with “Eurydice” on Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Telfair Peet Theatre’s Mainstage. The show is directed by Tessa Carr.

Sarah Ruhl’s play “Eurydice” reimagines the classic Greek myth of Orpheus from the perspective of the heroine. With a contemporary sensibility, vibrant visuals and plenty of twists and turns, “Eurydice” invites audiences on a harrowing, exhilarating journey. Join Eurydice as she travels to the underworld and labors to reconnect with her past, reclaim her love and restore her memories.

“This poetic play meditates on love, memory and loss. It lyrically examines familial love, romantic love and our conceptions of self,” Carr said. “Sarah Ruhl’s language and imagery question who we are with and without our memories and loved ones.”

In 2003, “Eurydice” premiered at Madison Repertory Theatre, in Madison, Wisconsin. Ruhl’s “weird and wonderful new play” (New York Times) quickly gained popularity and opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in 2007. The production received several award nominations, including the 2008 Drama League Award and Distinguished Production of a Play. “Hadestown,” a modern musical of the same tale, won the Tony Award for Best Musical this year.

The artistic team for “Eurydice” includes direction by Carr; scenic design by guest artist and Auburn alum, Sarah Mouyal; lighting and projection design by Fereshteh Rostampour; costume design by Tracy Oleinick; composer and sound design by guest artist and Auburn alum, Logan Pace, and assistant director, Falan Buie Madden. The cast includes Tyler Carter, Hannah Fluker, Nyala Hall, Zac Moss, Bailey Murphy, Matt Stephenson and Brantley Waller.


Tickets for the production of “Eurydice” are available. Reserve early to get your desired seats. Auburn faculty/staff and students receive special promotions to all performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre by logging in at to unlock the benefits.

For more information, go to Department of Theatre’s Ticketing Page.

Talkback Thursdays

To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursday” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.


  • Thursday, 19 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, 20 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, 21 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, 22at 2:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.*

  • Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

*Talkback Thursday

Ticket Prices:

  • General: $16

  • Senior Citizen: $12

  • Faculty and Staff: $12

  • AU student with ID: Free

  • Non-Auburn University Student: $12

Find more information online at the Department of Theatre’s Ticketing Page.

Box Office Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

  • On Saturday evening performances: 6-8 p.m.

  • On Sunday matinees: 1-3 p.m.

Or call the box office: 334-844-4154

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