Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre will present Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice”, directed by Envision Conservatory’s Tarla Hill, from March 28 through April 6. Ruhl’s Eurydice is often performed with music, and the cast is excited to perform Eurydice with original music composed by CCA student Emily Laliotis.
Eurydice is the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice spun into contemporary times. Pulitzer Prize finalist Ruhl (Dead Man’s Cell Phone) creates this new take on the classic myth through the eyes of its heroine as she journeys to the Underworld and struggles to retain her memories of her lost love. In contrast to mythology, Ruhl’s Underworld is described as resembling Alice in Wonderland.
Laliotis, a junior at CCA, has composed eight songs which will be performed by the cast. The songs are in the genre of folk music, inviting to theater goers of all ages.
The shows take place at the Canyon Crest Black Box Theatre, with show times beginning at 7 p.m. on March 28 – 29 and April 5 – 6, with a special student show at 4 p.m. on April 4. Tickets are available online at Ticket prices are $8 for students and $15 for adults. Group and special events ticket packages are available. Call 858-350-0253 ext. 4005 to inquire about special rates.CCA Envision Theater is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization.