Orpheus X

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Composer/performer Rinde Eckert and director Robert Woodruff, creators of Highway Ulysses, have joined forces with video artist Denise Marika to create another stunning, contemporary riff on a searing ancient myth—this time the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

The famous singer Orpheus has locked himself up in his recording studio, where he dreams of rescuing the poet Eurydice from the underworld.  Eurydice, meanwhile, is welcomed to the afterlife by the Queen of the Dead, who offers her something she could never have in the world above.

Appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival, August 25-29, 2007

International Touring Representation:
Micocci Productions, LLC

Funding for Orpheus X has been provided in part by:
Meet the Composer/USA
National Endowment for the Arts
Michael Jacobson
The Rockefeller Foundation/Multi-arts Production Fund
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust


Orpheus Rinde Eckert
Eurydice Suzan Hanson
John/Persephone John Kelly
BAND Timothy Feeney, Percussion
Jeff Lieberman, Piano, Guitar
Blake Newman, Bass
Wendy Richman, Viola
set design by David Zinn and Denise Marika
costume design by David Zinn
lighting design by Christopher Akerlind
sound design by David Remedios