Eurydice | Lacuna Lofts | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wed., April 20, Thu., April 21 and Fridays-Sundays. Continues through May 29 2011
Price: $10-$35
There's an appropriately Greek duality to the two plays based on the Orpheus myth--Eurydice and Orpheus: Featuring DJ Puzzle as Fate--currently being presented by Filament Theatre Ensemble. Director Julie Ritchey uses Peter Oyloe's dopey, gnomic Orpheus and Carolyn Faye Kramer's adorably nebbishy Eurydice to draw out the ethereal lyricism of Sarah Ruhl's 2005 Eurydice. Ruhl's modern fable takes on the lightness of a floating island, unbounded by history or place, in the cavernous Lacuna Lofts. But the same space shifts with disorienting specificity into an underground nightclub for Omen Sade's physical-theater take on the myth. Though it's the weaker of the two plays, dragged down by amateurish circus-arts bits, Sade's primal Orpheus makes an effective counterpoint to Ruhl's airy fare. Unfolding on a thumping concrete expanse of dance floor, it echoes and twists Ruhl's imagery like an uneasy dream. See separate listing for the Orpheus schedule. --Keith Griffith



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