New Rep Switches "Rock 'n' Roll" With "Eurydice"
To Open 25th Season

New Rep has announced it will replace Tom Stoppard's "Rock ‘n’ Roll" with the New England Premiere of "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl to open its 25th Season. Performances will run from September 14 - October 5.

From the acclaimed playwright of "The Clean House," "Eurydice" is a devastating story of love and choice. In Sarah Ruhl’s re-imagining of the Orpheus myth, Eurydice’s tragic misstep on her wedding day sends her tumbling into the depths of the Underworld, where she is reunited with her father. Memories are forbidden and language is altered in this world of the dead. Will Eurydice re-learn language and memory? And who will she choose when her husband Orpheus arrives in the Underworld to win her back with his music? 
Rick Lombardo, New Rep’s Producing Artistic Director, commented,  “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to produce another play by the young and very talented Sarah Ruhl. The response we received from 'The Clean House' this spring was overwhelmingly wonderful. It is clear that there is an audience hungry for Ruhl’s work, and that she is truly a unique voice in American theatre.”
Of the switch, he explained that when New Rep announced "Rock “n” Roll" in February, "we had acquired the Boston area performance rights from licensing agent Samuel French, Inc, unaware that American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the Huntington Theatre Company had also acquired rights for a co-production from Tom Stoppard's agent.  Both New Rep and the Huntington had pursued appropriate methods for rights acquisition, on parallel paths. Soon after our announcement, Samuel French withdrew New Rep's rights to the Boston premiere."
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