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"Eurydice" opens Nov. 15 at Concordia-Chicago's Bergmann Theatre

10/31/2019

The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Stephanie Stroud. Performances will run Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 3 p.m. at the Bergmann Theatre on the University’s campus. The play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

“Eurydice” is a re-imagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. 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.

Guest artist Robert S. Kuhn is a Chicago costume designer who has designed costumes for Kokandy Productions, About Face Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane, Emerald City Theater, Mortar Theater Company and Mercury (2018 Jeff Nominee, Costume Design, Hair). Kuhn’s past credits with The Collective at Concordia University Chicago include “Spamalot,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck.”

Composer and sound design guest artist Eamon Gonzales is an actor and musician from Chicago. Gonzales graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Concordia University Chicago in May 2019. The Collective is ecstatic to have Gonzales compose original music for “Eurydice.” Previously, he has been seen as an actor for The Collective (in “Antigone,” “The Threepenny Opera” and “Wittenberg,” among others).

Director Stephanie Stroud is an associate professor of theater at Concordia University Chicago and the artistic director of The Collective. Stroud has worked as a director and actor with Chicago companies including Lookingglass, Profiles, Victory Gardens, Pegasus Players, Mortar Theatre, Second City, Chicago Dramatists and Erasing the Distance. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in Theatre from Penn State University.

General admission tickets to “Eurydice” are $15, with discounts available for students, seniors and CUC alumni. Purchase tickets online at EurydiceCUC.brownpapertickets.com or with cash or credit card at the box office an hour before show time. The Bergmann Theatre is located on the second floor of the Krentz Center at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.