Eurydice

The theater and dance department staged a fall production of Eurydice, a play that reimagines the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice. The playwright, Sarah Ruhl (daughter of the late Patrick Ruhl ’63), was a 2008 Robert Frost Fellow at the Amherst College Library. She came to campus in the last week of rehearsals to work on the production. Lisa Smith ’09 ( below right, holding an umbrella) played Eurydice.

Amherst College Celebrates 25 Years of Five College Dance Feb. 11 and 12

January 21, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance will present Dance in Dialogue, a festival of performances, panel discussions and workshops, as part of the 25th anniversary of the Five College Dance Department. Events will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, at Kirby Theater and in Webster Hall at the college.

Cutting Edge Hip-Hop Theater Piece Dreamscape Hits Amherst College March 2 and 3

Amherst College Playwright-in-Residence Constance Congdon Presents Three New Plays this Summer

May 16, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Wednesday Night Shakespeare

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke

A Wednesday eve to Webster did we come—
Ten students, a professor and myself—
To gather ‘round a table laid with tea
And carrot cake. What play was it this week?
They’d done MacBeth, and Romeo they chose
For Valentine’s. So which tonight? Pray tell!
The cake displayed our title in sweet script:

The Merry Wives of Windsor. Comedy!
(It’s one I’ve never read, and, so we learn,
The only one that Shakespeare ever set
In modern England—his own time and place.)

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