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eurydice_1A cast of eight actors, ranging from Class III to Class I, takes the stage in Wigg Hall for this fall’s 1212 Play, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.

The play reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

The tradition of Milton’s 1212 Plays began over 30 years ago in room 1212 of Warren Hall. The performances evolved from play readings to fully-staged productions under the direction of the late faculty member Nina Seidenman. When Warren Hall was renovated, and 1212 became an English classroom, the 1212 productions relocated to Wigg Hall. The space may have changed, but the philosophy is the same: intimate productions with small casts, minimal technical demands, and challenging material for both actors and audience.

Directed by performing arts faculty member Shane Fuller, Eurydice opens Thursday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., and shows on Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. For ticket information, email