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EvCC's 'Eurydice' a modern take on Greek myth


Last updated 11/20/2016 at Noon

The lords of the underworld played by Sean Costello (left) and Makayla Gunzenhauser (right) torment Orpheus, played by Jacy Leavitt (center) in “Eurydice,” on stage Nov. 17-19 and Dec. 1-3 at Everett Community College.

Everett Community College theater students will perform “Eurydice,” a modern take on a classic Greek myth, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and Dec. 1-3.

The play will be performed at Baker Hall, Room 120, on the community college campus at 2000 Tower St., Everett.

In “Eurydice,” playwright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his wife Eurydice.

After dying on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

As Orpheus embarks on a quest to save her, Eurydice must decide if she will return to Earth with him or stay in the underworld with her father.

“Eurydice” is directed by Scott Randall and includes performances by Melanie Stagner, Jacy Leavitt, Sean Costello, Jesse Rutgers, Lacey Quincy, Makayla Gunzenhauser, Merrilee Pollett, Kirsten Sandberg, Leela Barlow and Esther Dovgopolaya.

The stage manager is Rachel Primrose, and the play’s set design is by Noah Holland.

The plays include mature content. Children age 10 and younger should not attend.

Admission is by donation. For more information, call 425-388-9525.

Environmental author to speak at EvCC

Susan Casey, bestselling author of books about sharks, dolphins and big wave surfing, will speak at on Nov. 29 at Everett Community College.

The event, presented by EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will be held at 6 p.m. in the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center Wilderness Room. Admission is free.

Casey is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, “The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean,” “The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks” and, most recently, “Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins.”

All of her books will be available for purchase before and after her talk.

Casey is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. She also has served as editor-in-chief of Sports Illustrated Women and editor-at-large for Time Inc.

As creative director for Outside magazine, she was part of the editorial team that developed the stories behind the bestselling books “Into Thin Air” and “The Perfect Storm,” as well as the movie “Blue Crush.”

Prior to her public presentation, Casey will visit ORCA to meet with students who’ve read “The Devil’s Teeth” to talk about her experience with apex predators like the great white shark and recent work with dolphins.

ORCA is an early college academy for high school students, who can earn up to two years of college credit while completing their high school education. Most ORCA students graduate with an associate’s degree in addition to a high school diploma.

The program is the only early college academy of its kind in the country. ORCA uses the local marine environment as the unifying theme for all academic disciplines.

For more information about ORCA, visit


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