PUTNEY >> Next Stage Arts Project and The Apron Theater Company present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Karla Baldwin. Performances are Aug. 11, 12, 13, 14 and 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 14.
Tickets are $15, general admission, available at nextstagearts.org, by phone reservation at: 802-387-0071 or at the door. $5 tickets are available for seniors for the Sunday matinee. Next Stage's newly-renovated performance space at 15 Kimball Hill is now fully accessible, with an elevator and listening assist systems.
There is comfortable seating, excellent sightlines and acoustics, and air- conditioning.
In "Eurydice", Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. On the day of her wedding, "Eurydice" falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, "Eurydice" is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but "Eurydice" has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.
The outstanding cast features Mason Washer, Madeleine Sepe, Jim Maxwell, Ian Hefele, Gay Maxwell, and Ayars Hemphill.
The Apron Theater Company was founded by Karla Baldwin and Hallie Flower. and is Next Stage Arts Project's "theater-company- in-residence". They have wowed audiences with each production with outstanding casts, direction, sets and technical production values.
Next Stage Arts Project, winner, 2014 of a national grant from ArtPlace America is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney's cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage.
Since its founding in early 2011, NSAP has hosted hundreds events including theater, classical, folk, and popular music concerts, films, and a spoken word series.
Information about upcoming events, renovations, the capital campaign, and a wide range of opportunities for support are available at nextstagearts.org