Kicking off Theatre for a New Audience’s 30th anniversary season, Orpheus X opened Thursday, December 2 at the Duke on 42nd Street.
Time Out New York gives the production 4 stars: “…Eckert injects moral urgency into Orpheus’s search for his beloved…his song to liberate Eurydice is a stunner.” Daily Variety calls the production “Eerily lovely…a ravishing spectacle that gives contemporary meaning to the classical myth’s eternal themes of loss and grief.”
Directed by Robert Woodruff (Chair, Saved) and written/composed by 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rinde Eckert, the music theatre piece tells the story of the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, reinvented for our time with live music and video projection. The production was originally produced at the American Repertory Theater in 2006 and has since toured internationally.
Orpheus X plays now through December 20. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.tfana.org.
Above: Orpheus X director Robert Woodruff, Theatre for a New Audience artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, and Orpheus X author/composer/performer Rinde Eckert at the opening night after-party.