The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will continue its 2021-2022 Spirited Season with “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl. The production will be presented in the University Theatre from Thursday, February 17, through Saturday, February 19. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students. CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2346.
A retelling of the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife, the story focuses on her choice to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father. Ruhl made several changes to the original myth’s story line. In the myth, Orpheus succumbs to his desires and looks back at Eurydice, while in Ruhl’s version, Eurydice calls out to Orpheus (causing him to look back) perhaps in part because of her fear of reentering the world of the living and perhaps as a result of her desire to remain in the land of the dead with her father.
Shayson Hodges, Comanche, plays the title role of Eurydice. Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, plays Eurydice’s father. Shalyn Bowles, Geronimo, plays Little Stone, and Aubrey Waxler, Del City, plays Big Stone. Joining them from Lawton are Victor Quinones as Orpheus, Curtis Myers as a Nasty Interesting Man, and Araia Heathcott as Loud Stone.
Kai Gosha, Lawton, is the sound designer and operator. Also from Lawton are Nina Pebeahsy, properties, Kyleigh Garmon, wardrobe, MacEwan Sanders, fly, and Maliah Davis and Angel Fraiser as the running crew.
They are joined by Sidni Blalock, Duncan, as the house manager; Carmen Head, Alvarado, Texas, as the stage manager, Francis Waweru, Nairobi, Kenya is the assistant stage manager, Jaiden Standridge, Duncan, is the light board operator.
Faculty working on the show include associate professor Eric Abbott as costume and makeup designer; assistant professor Ben Williams as lighting and scenic designer, and assistant professor Dr. Natalie McCabe directs the production.