The quote is from Lear, and such a clarion, elegantly playful grace note is characteristic of Ruhl's smart and sensual script. Eurydice's father memorably translates romantic love as being "like sitting in the shade, without your clothes on," to her delighted laugh of recognition. Remembering her husband's name, Eurydice muses, "His name starts in my mouth like a ball of twine." And when Orpheus finally does find her, Ruhl gives Eurydice new agency in her fate, heightening the myth's themes of grieving and release. Her script, and this captivating production, tell a startling, whimsical, and disarmingly moving tale of a mystery that is perhaps humanity's oldest and, in a sense, its last.

EURYDICE | by Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Christopher Price | Produced by The Theater Project, in Brunswick | through November 9 | 207.729.8584

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