By Princess-Zenita Jasper
The North Springs drama department will be putting on a production of Eurydice (your-rid-uh-see) for this year’s fall show from September 27-28 and October 1-4. The play is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus told from the perspective of his wife Eurydice. It tells the story of Eurydice’s decision to stay with her father in the Underworld or be on Earth with her husband Orpheus.
This play will also be taken to the Georgia Theater Conference, or GTC, for competition October 9-12 at Columbus State University.
Mr. King, the director of the show, explains that GTC, “is an annual high school theatre festival where students get opportunities to perform and take workshops from professionals in the field of theatre.”
Mr. King also explains that he chose the show because he felt that, “…it would provide all of the strong artists in our department with an opportunity to engage in a process that would broaden their artistic visions.”
Although the show lasts roughly an hour and a half, it takes eight weeks of after school and weekend rehearsals, with both the actors and technical crew, to make the show a success.
Miko Harper, a sophomore understudy in the play, admits, “It’s not easy. Rehearsals run late and I’m already not getting a lot of sleep. I have to take two buses to get home and that takes at least forty-five minutes or longer. But, I think it’s worth it.”
Rehearsals run from four to seven o’clock every day and can be extended to ten o’clock some nights. Margaret Turner, a junior who portrays the lead of Eurydice in the play, ensures, “It’s a lot of fun. We all get along really well and we’re all very professional.”
The show will be performed September 27 at 7:30 p.m., September 28 at 3:00 p.m., and October 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens, $15 for adults, and $20 for VIP.