Woman in a white dress in water

By Sara Ruhl

Showdates: February 26 - March 6, 2016

We invite you to embark on a Hero’s Journey of a girl on the path from childhood to adulthood in Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary retelling of the myth of Orpheus. Told from the perspective of Eurydice, the story revolves around Eurydice’s choice to return to earth with her lover Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her deceased father.

Making his UAA directorial debut is Ketchikan native, Ty Hewitt who joined the UAA Department of Theatre and Dance in August. Although assisting with two fall productions, Hewitt is thrilled to take the reins and hopes “the audience comes away questioning role of fate versus free will.”

Performance run time: 2 hours with 15 minute intermission

Performances held at the Harper Studio Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

  • Cast

    Kimberly Allely as Eurydice 
    Jake Beauvais as Orpheus 
    Jacob Mayforth as Nasty-Interesting Man/Child 
    Todd Sherman as Father 
    Mark Bautista as Big Stone 
    Lisa-Marie Castro as Little Stone 
    Angela Colavecchio as Loud Stone 

    Kimberly Allely (Eurydice) is a Legal Studies major and a Theatre minor here at UAA. Kimberly most recently appeared  as “Ronald Reagan” from UAA’s 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, “Crystal” from Mad Myrna’s Little Shop of Horrors, and “Babe” from Anchorage Community Theatre’s Crimes of the Heart. Kimberly also acts as member and manager of UAA’s improv troupe, The Ad-lib Alchemists.

    Jake Beauvais (Orpheus) is currently a fourth year theatre major with a performance emphasis at UAA. Most recently he was in UAA’s production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents as Washington and Jackson. He has also performed in ACT’s  production of Bus Stop as Bo Decker. Jake is also a founding member of the university’s resident improv troupe, The Ad-lib Alchemists.

    Todd Sherman (Father) is an Assistant Municipal Attorney with the Municipality of Anchorage and an Air Force veteran.   This is not only his first UAA theater production; it is his first college production ever. He has been active in local theater since 2009, appearing in more than 15 productions in theaters around town. Most recently he appeared as Ben Weatherstaff in Secret Garden at ACT.

    Jacob Mayforth (Nasty-Interesting Man/Child) is a Theatre Major at UAA. He was most recently seen in this year’s productions as Axel Fersen in Marie Antoinette, as well as last year’s productions as Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Feste in Twelfth Night. His goal is to one day get paid to do what he loves, building and creating on the stage, and he can waste an afternoon faster than anyone when he has spare time.

    Mark Bautista (Big Stone) is a versatile performer whose interests range from singing opera to musical theatre, and everything in between including circus arts, theatre, and dance.   Mark was last seen on the UAA stage as Song Liling in M. Butterfly, and Lucas in Bare: A Pop Opera. He has also performed with UAA Opera Ensemble and University Singers. Mark has also performed in the community with Cyrano’s Theatre Company, AK Fire Circus, Pulse Dance Company, Out North, Theatre Artists United, and Anchorage Opera -- as well as performing solo recitals around the Alaska. When he’s not performing, Mark teaches voice, piano, and musical theatre performance at Anchorage Music and Dance Center. He has also worked as a musical director, choreographer, and vocal coach for Anchorage Theatre of Youth.

    Lisa-Marie Castro (Little Stone) is a senior Theatre major and German minor here at UAA. She recently played the role of the Dauphin in Marie Antoinette and was also the Comrade Chin in M. Butterfly. Lisa-Marie’s theatre costume designs at UAA include Twelfth Night and 44 Plays for 44 Presidents and a dance piece titled “Simple Pleasures” in New Dances 2015. Last summer, she worked at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Montana as a costume technician and designed the musical Footloose.

    Angela Colavecchio (Loud Stone) is a first year Theatre and Journalism/Communications major at UAA. She previously appeared as Demon in Demon of Darby Castle and Jackie in Cheaper by the Dozen, both at Bartlett High School. Her first UAA production was 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, playing numerous roles such as Harrison Ford and Harry S. Truman. She hopes to one day open a theatre for youth so she can share her passion for acting with young people.

  • Creative

    Director: Ty Hewitt
    Scenic Designer: Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Assistant Scenic Designer: Adi Davis
    Costume Designer: Colleen Alexis Metzger
    Lighting Designer: Daniel J. Anteau
    Sound Designer: Katie O’Loughlin
    Technical Director: Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Assistant Technical Director: Chris Evans
    Production Manager: Daniel J. Anteau
    Props Designer: Ray Leonard
    Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Josh Evans
    Choreography: Taylor Hicks
    Additional Choreography: Shelley Virginia Hewitt

    Ty Hewitt (Director) was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, and has worked as an actor, director, teacher and fight choreographer for productions in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Theatre credits include Profile Theatre’s (Portland, OR) Sam Shepard season, playing Vince in Buried Child, the Speaker in Tongues and as a guest lecturer on the nature of violence in Shepard’s plays. Other Portland theatre credits include The Scene at Portland Playhouse and On The Table with the Sojourn Theatre. Ty performed in deCOMPOSITION, a theatre piece which he co-wrote, in Seattle and NYC. New York credits include Opus D’Amour at Theatre Lab, Babel Tower with Round Table Ensemble and Orsino in Aquila Theatre’s Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center. Ty has a BFA from Southern Oregon University and an MFA from UMKC.

    Daniel Glen Carlgren (Scenic Designer and Technical Director) is currently the faculty scenic designer, projection designer, and technical director at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his BFA from Southern Oregon University in 2001 and his MFA from University of Oregon in 2012. Daniel’s recent credits include scenic and projection design, and technical direction for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Night of the Iguana, SPAMalot, Twelfth Night, and many others. Daniel has also worked on the automation for Julie Taymor’s Grendal and Wagner’s Ring Cycle for the Los Angeles Opera and Disney’s Aladdin at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Daniel has worked as a scenery, staging and rigging specialist in the entertainment industry for many years.

    Colleen Metzger (Costume Designer) has worked all across the country. She has designed for the Barter Theatre in Virginia, Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, The New London Barn Playhouse in New Hampshire, CATco and The Human Race Theatre Company in Ohio, Riverside Theatre in Iowa, and the Mad Horse Theatre Company in Maine. Colleen has also run wardrobe at the Glimmerglass Opera, worked as costume technician at the Hangar Theatre, Portland Stage Company, and the Chautauqua Opera, and has worked as a crafts artisan for the Santa Fe Opera.

    Daniel J. Anteau (Production Manager) received a B.A. from the University of Alaska Anchorage and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in Lighting Design. He now serves as department chair, professor in design and technical director for the dance program. Professionally, Daniel’s lighting designs have been seen across Alaska & Hawaii, to New York City, and internationally to Africa. For the past 5 summers Daniel served as technical director for Trollwood Performing Arts School in Moorhead, MN. In Hawaii, Daniel continues to stay active as lighting designer working with Manoa Valley Theatre on their January production.

    Josh Evans (Assistant Director/Dramaturg) is a Senior Theatre Major here at UAA. He is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and is currently the president of the Wolfpack Theatre Club, having been president for the past two years. He has worked on a number of productions for the club, most notably serving as director for the production of Doubt last year.

    Katie O’Loughlin (Sound Designer) is a Theatre Minor with a Technical and Dance emphasis in her Junior year. She has sound designed for the UAA productions of Night of the Iguana and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. She has also participated as a dancer in New Dances 2014, New Dances 2016, and UAA Dance in Performance. She aspires to combine her love for dance with the skills she’s gaining as a technical Theatre Major to produce dance concerts. She would like to achieve a Master’s Degree and one day teach at a University level.

  • Crew

    Stage Manager: Jordan Crenshaw
    Assistant Stage Manager: Meghan Stanford
    Scene Shop Supervisor: Henry Coleman
    Scenic Artist: Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Scene Shop Assistants: Chris Evans, Josh Evans
    Scenic Painters: Becca Padrick, Myranda Bailey, Zoe Ellis, Nancy Ott, Emily Pratt, Meghan Stanford, Casey Eichhorn
    Scenic Carpentry: Jake Beauvais, Kyle Cambell, Galina Deitz, Rick Fulton, Jacob Mayforth, Raymond Leonard, Katie O’Loughlin, Brian Tuohy
    Properties Builder: Mary Alley
    Costume Shop Manager: Denice Jewell
    Costume Shop Assistants: Lisa-Marie Castro, Emily Pratt, Jane Lee
    Costume Construction Crew: Lailani Cook, Kaeli Meno, Steven Chapman, Suzanne Snyder, Kenai Malay
    Wardrobe: Kaeli Meno, Becca Padrick, Kyleigh Rust
    Master Electrician: Ryan Anderson
    Light Board Operator: Joshuah Rutten
    Lighting Crew: THR 347, Taylor Hicks, David Blake, Henry Schildback
    Sound Board OperatorMarcel Davis
    Sound Crew: Lily Wertz


    Publicist/Media: O’Hara Shipe
    VideographerCedar Cussins
    Event Support Assistants: Aleksander Altukhov & Katie Bailey Nixon

  • Production Photos
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Eurydice, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
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Eurydice is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Eurydice was originally produced by Madison Repertory Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin, August 29,2003. Richard Corley, Artistic Director, Susan Medak, Managing Director. And subsequently produced by Berkley Repertory Theatre in 2004. Tony Taccone, Artistic Director, Susan Medak, Managing Director. And Yale Repertory Theatre, James Bundy Artistic Director, Victoria Nolan, Managing Director. Produced by Second Stage Theatre, New York, 2007, Carol Rothman, Artistic Director.