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CBU performances of Eurydice to begin Feb. 21

RIVERSIDE (Feb. 20, 2014)—California Baptist University will continue the 2014 theatre season by presenting Eurydice Friday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, March 1.

The play by Sarah Ruhl is a retelling of the Greek myth Orpheus, who lost his beloved Eurydice on their wedding day. In Ruhl’s retelling, she focuses on Eurydice’s relationship with her father, who is already dead and watches her from the underworld. When Eurydice arrives, all her memories are washed away, and her father helps piece them back together.

Eurydice is a story of loss, memory, consequence and the poetic nature of love and forgiveness,” said Lee Lyons, professor of theatre. “Through a Christian worldview, Eurydice reveals the inadequacies of earthly love and explores the loneliness of pursuing it at all costs.”

Performances are scheduled Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays .General admission tickets are $12; discounted tickets are $10 for the Saturday matinees, senior citizens, CBU students, faculty, staff and alumni. An opening night special offers two tickets for the price of one. For more information, call the box office at 951.343.4319.