The Death of Eurydice • The Greek Myth Explored

by Mahonri Stewart

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

In this successful and beautiful short play that has been performed in theater festivals in Los Angeles and Switzerland, a woman find herself on a boat with a mysterious stranger. It’s not long before she discovers that she’s in the Underworld, struggling to find meaning and purpose in her life and death. This is also included as a segment of the full length play Manifest.

GENRES: Mythology, Drama

(Artwork courtesy of Freedom Preperatory Academy)


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 2 (1 m, 1 f)
    • MAN
    • WOMAN
  • RUN TIME: 20 minutes
  • SET: fluid yet stark, there is a ‘boat’
  • COSTUMES: non-descript historical, could be Greek, could be modern
  • ORDER # 3314

REVIEWS

“[A] shining achievement … Retellings that bring to light new ideas in ancient stories … are some of my favorite things in the world, and Stewart pulls this off beautifully! … Not only was the writing solid and interesting, it was accompanied by standout performances by Rachel Baird (who also directed) and Adam Argyle.”Bianca Dillard, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association


“Mahonri Stewart’s plays never fail to inspire.”Hillary Stirling, A Motley Vision


“This was an amazing display of Utah Theater at its finest … I left the theatre with great respect for Mahonri Stewart, a playwright who clearly knows how to tell a story that makes you think long after the curtain closes.”Rebecca Gunyan, Front Row Reviewers


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available: Death of Eurydice PERUSAL
  • Published in the volume EVENING EUCALYPTUS AND OTHER PLAYS by ZARAHEMLA BOOKS, available at AMAZON — A great way to peruse this and other plays: HERE
  • Take a look at other short Greek Dramas from Mahonri Stewart: JINN, REFLECTIONS, THE TROJAN CHILDREN

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3314a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3314d : $30



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3314e : $30




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Death of Eurydice

a short play by
Mahonri Stewart

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Death of Eurydice is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • American Preparatory Academy, West Valley City, UT, 2017
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
  • Off Broadway Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012
  • Zion Theatre Company, Provo, UT, 2011
  • FEATS Theatre Festival (Switzerland), 2011 (then titled “Eurydice”)