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Nov. 12-20: CLC presents “Eurydice” to in-person audience

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 29, 2021

The College of Lake County (CLC) Theatre department welcomes audiences back to in-person shows for the play “Eurydice” from Nov. 12-20 in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for Performing Arts (JLC), located at the Grayslake Campus. Show times are: Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

“After a year of virtual productions, our students are so excited to be back onstage and performing in person; building scenery, costumes and props; and connecting with audiences,” said Craig Rich, Theatre department chair and director. “We hope our community is ready to rediscover CLC Theatre and the work our amazing students.”

Eurydice (Helen Murphy) and Orpheus (Deon Lopez)Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. 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 visuals, this exhilarating play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Photo: Eurydice (Helen Murphy) and Orpheus (Deon Lopez) plan their life together in CLC Theatre’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” playing Nov. 12-20 in the Studio Theatre. 

“We’ve been wanting to produce this play for a while, and this year felt like the perfect time,” Rich said. “‘Eurydice’ explores love and loss, the power of memory and our need for connection. It’s a beautiful story—lyrical, emotional and, at times, surprisingly funny. The theatrical world that playwright Ruhl creates is mysterious and magical. It’s full of surprises, and I think it will captivate audiences.”

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for CLC students and staff, teens and seniors. On Friday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 18, tickets are buy one get one free.

For tickets and information, call the JLC Box Office at (847) 543-2300 or send an email to Print-at-home tickets are no longer available. The JLC Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Leave a message if calling outside Box Office hours.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.