The talented students from the Ballard High School Playmakers will open their Fall production Eurydice this week. Opening Night will be held this Thursday, October 22, and performances will follow on October 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.
Eurydice, by MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl is a retelling of the classic myth of Orpheus seen through the eyes of his heroine.
“It is clearly a theatrical experience that will transport the audience to a remarkable place,” says Ballard parent volunteer Ann Selberg.
Both students and parent volunteers have been hard at work preparing the production for the past few months and are excited to share it with the local community.
In terms of the set design, the production team is utilizing parts of sets from previous productions to create something completely new and inventive. Costume wise, the shop is filled with focused tailors, both actors and crew, who hop from sewing machine to mannequin to ironing board with pins in hand and mouth creating beautiful garments seen in times gone by.
“I am struck by the teamwork and bravery involved in all phases of mounting a theater production. This experience is teaching life skills that go way beyond the theater,” says Selberg.
Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. for each performance in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center at Ballard High School (1418 NW 65 St). Tickets are available online. Adults: $15, Students and Seniors: $10.