Eurydice Crowdfunding

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The English Theatre Leipzig turns to Greek mythology in its newest production and presents Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice from the year 2003, a retelling of the myth of Orpheus in the underworld.

A little bit about the story: Eurydice and Orpheus celebrate their wedding, when Eurydice dies and finds herself in the underwold. Because she was dipped into the river of forgetfulness, Lethe, she has lost all her memories. She meets her father – a character newly created by Sarah Ruhl – who managed to save his memory and now wants to refresh hers. Three stones – the classic chorus – want to prevent this.

As you will see, water plays a significant role in the play. As we travel along with Eurydice, we hear the water acting as the rhythmic background for the song of Orpheus. It rains and flows, nurturing the memory of what is now a part of the past. It is a tale of love, and loss, with tears as souvenirs of those remembrances.

In order to bring you into this mystical underworld of Eurydice, our stage designer and constructor Peter Klippell has devised, among other things, a well that will serve as a representation of the river of forgetfulness.

But since this is a more extravagant and elaborate undertaking, we are now coming to you, to ask for your help! As a Thank You for your contributions, we again have a number of selected gifts, ranging from postcards or posters to free tickets to a full night of pampering. So please, check out our crowdfunding campaign here, every cent and every share counts!

https://www.startnext.com/etleurydice

Casting Call for Eurydice

Thespians assemble! We’re casting for our new show Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl!

The famous myth of Orpheus reimagined – this play follows his lover Eurydice’s journey to the underworld. After Eurydice dies on the two lovers’ wedding night, Orpheus, consumed with grief, tries to reach her in the land of the dead. While he tries to find a way into the underworld, Eurydice meets her dead father, but all her memories of him and her love have been washed away by the river of forgetfulness. Suspended between life and death, Eurydice tackles themes of love, loss, and connection.

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to our auditions. Come join the fun on the 4th of May!

Sign up here until the 1st of May!

Here’s your chance!

English Theatre Leipzig will be holding an open audition for its March production on Saturday, January 26 from 1 to 3 pm at the Neues Schauspiel Leipzig, Lutzner Str. 29. If you want to act, come around and join the fun. No need to prepare anything, just show up. See you there!

Proof Crowdfunding

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As a non-profit organization, English Theatre Leipzig is only focused on creating a product that our audiences can enjoy seeing, and that we can enjoy making. For the members of ETL and everyone that assists in the productions it truly is a labor of love. The company has no salaried employees. However, that does not mean there are no expenses in putting on our shows. Material costs for sets and costumes, printing costs for programs and promotional materials are just a few of the things that ETL must pay for.

Up to now, ETL has always sought, with success, to cover its operating costs through membership dues and the ticket sales from our productions. A number of issues are working against our continued financial stability, but two stick out above the rest. First, as we become more ambitious in the shows that we are putting on, the associated production costs also rise. Bigger set, more technical equipment, larger cast, etc. mean more costs. And second, practically all of the production costs are paid out before one single member of the public can buy a ticket and sit before the stage to see our work. Naturally we plow any profits from one production into the next one (with the possible exception of a small ETL contribution to the members’ parties, which are legendary). But we are always trying to catch up with expenses after the fact.

Therefore, in an attempt to address this problem, we have created a crowdfunding call that is destined to cover the costs of the props and scenery for Proof. To go along with the incredibly good feeling you get from contributing to our production, we have kicked in a few selected gifts based on your level of generosity. So, please go check it out at:

https://www.startnext.com/english-theatre-leipzigs-proof/