If you like your stories to follow a nice, straight line, you might find Eurydice a bit of a challenge. Not because the plot wanders, but because playwright Sarah Ruhls use of language is simultaneously jarring and poetic. You can guess from the title that this is a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, with an emphasis on Eurydice for once. Before Orpheus follows her, Eurydice descends into the underworld alone, a place where nothing, not even death, is what it seems. Sad, sweet funny, and then sadder still, Eurydice deserves your attention. Preview performances start January 30; regular performances start February 4. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $21 to $55.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 30. Continues through March 1, 2009
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