Oceanside theater schedules February 2016 production

The Oceanside Theatre Company, the resident theatre company of The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219, has announced a two-week run in February 2017 for “Eurydice,” by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl.

The production is directed by Dhyana Dahl. Performance dates are Feb. 10- 26 at The Brooks Theatre in downtown Oceanside (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.). This production, according to a press release, features live musicians, a “captivating” lighting design, original art work, “and a stellar cast of professional actors.”

“Eurydice” focuses on a unique and modern retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, as seen through the female perspective. The audience is taken on an enchanting, allegorical journey from the land of the living to the depths of the underworld. The story centers on a young woman who has died a tragic early death, only to be reconnected with her father jn the underworld.

Ultimately, Eurydice transitions into womanhood, as she leaves the comfort and protection of her father’s arms to begin her new life with her husband Orpheus.

Sarah Ruhl is considered one of the most innovative and celebrated playwrights of our time, recently honored with this year’s prestigious Steinberg Distinguish Playwright Award. Her plays have been described as poetry or love letters to the world.

Dhyana Dahl is the Interim Artistic Director at Oceanside Theatre Company, having previously worked alongside founding Artistic Director Christopher Williams, as his Associate AD. She recently directed OTC’s productions of “Baby With the Bathwater” and “Seussical, Jr.”

The professional cast is headed by local North County actor Morgan Taylor Altenhoff as Eurydice, New York actor John Maltese as Orpheus (recent credits include Utah Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, and Arkansas Rep), and Los Angeles-based film and theatre actor Tavis L. Baker as The Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld. Designers include: Jason Adkins (set), Paul Canaletti (lighting), Bryon Andersen (sound), and Hannah Riffel (costumes).

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $19 for seniors, and $15 for students and members of the military. Tickets are available online or at the box office. The Oceanside Theatre Company is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Brooks Theatre is located at 217 North Coast Highway in Oceanside.

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