FIRE EXIT

Genre: Drama
V.R. Lang, directed by Barbara Vann, original music by Sandra Sprecher

Not seen since its original production in 1952, "FIRE EXIT" modernizes the timeless myth of Eurydice and Orpheus by resetting it in the early 1950s. Eurydice is a beautiful and innocent young orphan who's been raised by a cadre of warm-hearted circus folk, all of whom are anxious for her to "learn an act" now that she's coming of age. But Eurydice yearns for much more in life than just the circus. Her prayers are seemingly answered when she meets Orpheus, a talented young musician, and falls deeply in love with him. He goes on to become a major star of the classical music world and the two are wed. But the career-oriented and egotistical Orpheus has little interest in his new wife, and Eurydice starts to realize that her life isn't the fairy tale that she had hoped for.

About the Company: Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble

Is a Company of professional theatre artists dedicated to offering creative alternatives to conventional theatre by creating and presenting works that experiment with languge, music, movement, form and ideas, and meld the strengths of theatrical tradition with innovation. We offer provocative theater for professional theatergoers!

The works are chosen to delight the mind, honor creativity, confound empty convention, encourage active compassion and present the many facets of the American experience within a global community. We are committed to the belief in theater as an art form that inspires, challenges, questions and entertains. This commitment is reflected in our choice of repertory and the multi-ethnic composition of the Emsemble.

Preview:   04/27/06
Open:   05/04/06
Close:   05/27/06

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 4pm
Theater:   Medicine Show
Address:   549 West 52nd 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019
Google Maps
Cost:$18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble         Official Web Site: www.medicineshowtheatre.org