Lilies on the land
By The Lions Part, Directed by Alex Rexford
Lilies on the Land is a piece portraying the Women's Land Army of World War II. The play is set in "real time," as opposed to a nostalgic retelling. Think of it as living history, where the 21st century audience is brought into their world and their time. Taken from the stories of real women, Lilies on the Land provides a window into their world, the hardships they faced, the songs they sang, the people they loved, and their dedication to the war effort.
April 5-7 at 7:30pm
New World Theatre
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Directed by Annie Sears
Orpheus and Eurydice thought their greatest marital struggle would be their differing passions and consequent difficulty in communicating with one another. Yet their love proved a language in and of itself. The pair found ways to communicate because their love conquered all.
That is, until Eurydice dies. As she’s whisked away to the underworld, she passes through the Lethe river and forgets everything she ever knew. How is Orpheus, while confined to the land of the living, to communicate his love to a dead girl who has forgotten not only who he is, but also what love is?
Between oversized tricycles, rooms made of string, and elevators that rain on the inside, this poetic retelling of a classic Greek tragedy allows for lots of questioning. How does time or lack thereof influence the concept of love, of an urgent desire to be together? How do stories capture our memories and draw us back to our identities? What does sacrifice look like? How far love can extend, perhaps to the depths of the underworld and back?
And ultimately, can love truly conquer all?
April 30 - May 2 at 7:30pm
New World Theatre
General Public: $8.00
Senior Citizen 65+: $5.00
Non-Dordt Student: $5.00
Dordt Student: $2.00
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