Now, I’m sure I wouldn’t be spoiling this in saying that Greek myths usually don’t end in the happiest of terms, so I think it’s safe to say that this play followed that pattern. The play is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus who was a legendary musician and poet, who then goes to save his wife Eurydice from the underworld. Although the play is based on the tale of Orpheus, it’s more about the tale of Eurydice, her decent to the underworld and eventual demise.
They play gets into the story immediately. At times the dialogue seemed to kind of drag on and didn’t seem necessary, but in spite of that, their acting was great. There were only six characters—the actress who played Eurydice, I believe, did a great job portraying her. The actor who played Orpheus had an extremely strong stage presence and I found it hard not to stare at him. There were also the three talking heads which I wasn’t a fan of and the Devil.
“It was like something out of South Park, I swear!” said Mrs. Kahawai and I couldn’t agree more.
There weren’t very many props, but there were a lot of surprising effects. The constant beautiful sheet of water in the backdrop seemed to fit with every scene and there were also computerized screens in the back that were pleasing to look at. Although other then a few other things like a suitcase and a rope, props were minimal and the stage was very vast and empty.
After the play we all reminisced and laughed and agreed that we should definitely do this again. The play was extremely enjoyable and I strongly recommend it. It has my stamp of approval.