|Leah Cohen and Lauren Rhodes|
Since its premiere by Madison Repertory Theatre, the metaphor-rich, watery underworld Eurydice has received many creative productions from Off-Broadway and London to regional stages across the county to hundreds of high schools and universities – including a fabulously creative, surreal, water-bucket-stacked production by Berkeley’s Shotgun Players in 2015. Perhaps no prior production of Sarah Ruhl’s version though has quite ventured into the territory now tread by City Lights Theatre Company with its thoroughly engaging, fascinating, and impacting bi-lingual Eurydice. Each of the English-speaking actors is paired with an actor using American Sign Language, blending the two languages to underscore in ways imaginative and enlightening a play whose focus is communications across worlds and between people where speaking to each other is next to impossible.
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Rating: 5 E, “Must-See”
Eurydice continues through April 14, 2019 at City Lights Theater Company, 529 South Second Street, San Jose. Tickets are available online at https://cltc.org/ or by calling 408-295-4200 Monday – Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Photo Credit: Taylor Sanders