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EXCERPT FROM:
Backstage.com, Friday, December 4th, 2009
 

Orpehus X

 

By David A. Rosenberg

 

"Director Robert Woodruff's fluid, complex production uses streaming video by Denise Marika, a live four-piece band, and Marika and David Zinn's industrial set of huge I-beams to tell its stunning tale. Eckert is an overpowering Orpheus, an aging, obsessed rock star who once "charmed the rocks and the trees" but has given in to life's chaos. As sung and portrayed by Suzan Hanson, Eurydice is both ripe and arresting, while John Kelly doubles as a cool manager and an eerie Persephone. Combining myth, evocative lyrics, and a driving score, Eckert has created a bleak theatrical piece."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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