SFA theatre students to present Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ one-act play

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre and Dance will present the student-directed one-act play “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in Regents Suite A in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Directed by Olivia Cantrell, senior theatre education major from Cedar Park, Ruhl’s “Eurydice” retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife. “Eurydice must make a choice: stay in the underworld and be reunited with her father, or follow her husband, Orpheus, back to the overworld of grief, family and love,” according to Cantrell.

The cast features Sarah Cook, Brownsboro sophomore, as Eurydice; Tavin Bothel, Fort Worth junior, as Father; Daun Whaley, Texarkana junior, as Orpheus; Dionysus Lopez, Splendora junior, as Child; Riley Spencer, Portland freshman, as Loud Stone; Ivye Stracener, Austin freshman, as Little Stone; and Hannah Marfin, San Antonio junior, as Big Stone.

The crew includes Wylie senior Natalie Elderbroom as stage manager; Magnolia freshman Michelle Guerrero, assistant stage manager; Brownsboro senior Maige Anderson, scenic designer; Plano junior Victoria Wilshire, costume designer; Georgetown junior David Cleghorn, lighting designer; and Wylie junior Josiah Richardson, sound designer.

Cantrell has designed, acted and directed at SFA in “She Kills Monster,” “Ajax in Iraq,” “Hitting on Women” and other productions. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega theater honor society and Room For Improvment (improvisation troupe), and she is a peer mentor for new students in the School of Theatre and Dance.

Tickets are $4. To purchase tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at boxoffice.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407. Available tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre and Dance at (936) 468-4003 or visit sfasu.edu/theatre-dance. Faculty production advisor for “Eurydice” is Jen Malmberg.