Theaterlab presents THE TRIP’S
ORPHEUS & EURYDICE
Written & Directed by Tom Dugdale
July 16 – 20, 2015
San Diego theater company THE TRIP, proudly brings their newly acclaimed cinematic stage adaptation to New York City. ORPHEUS & EURYDICE written and directed by Tom Dugdale (Humana Festival; Contemporary American Theater Festival; Hungarian Theater of Cluj; Princess Grace Award Winner), will play five performances at Theaterlab NYC (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018).
Through a blend of online content, live performance, and film, THE TRIP adapts the Orpheus & Eurydice myth in two parts. The lovers’ relationship unfolds through a series of videos intended to be viewed before the performance (watch the videos here: http://www.thetriptheater.net/orpheus-videos.html). They fall more and more in love until unable to bear the distance any longer, they finally agree to meet in the flesh–actually, to get married. The wedding and the rest of their story is then staged as a live performance.
Featuring Joshua Brody (The Distance from Here – Almeida Theatre, UK; Our Town – La Jolla Playhouse, Without Walls Festival), Miranda Dainard, Tom Dugdale (The Marriage of Figaro; Macbeth – The Trip), Paul Marino (Popeye & Cloudy – Performed on the NY Subway, featured in NY Times; Utopia TM: Where All is True – Shakespeare in the Park, Berlin), Joey Odom, and Jenni Putney (Venus in Fur – Philadelphia Theatre Company & George Street Playhouse; A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Portland Center Stage).
With costume design by Desiree Hatfield-Buckley, lighting design by Maruti Evans, and sound design by Nick Drashner. Online videos by Tom Dugdale and production video by Karen Janssen.