Les Waters — who staged the Ruhl work originally at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2004, then the Yale Rep run — will return for the New York staging at Second Stage. The show will begin previews May 29 and open June 12, to end the company's season.
From the pen of The Clean House comes this new take on "the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine as she journeys to the underworld and struggles to retain her memories of her lost love."
Waters will reteam with his designers Scott Bradley (scenic), Meg Neville (costume), Russell H. Champa (lighting) and Bray Poor (sound). The New York run will also feature musical staging by John Carrafa (Broadway's Urinetown, Into the Woods).
Second Stage Theatre next presents Theresa Rebeck's The Scene starring Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton (Dec. 14-Feb. 4, 2007) followed by Terrence McNally's Some Men (Feb. 23-April 15, 2007). The company is currently represented on Broadway by the new play The Little Dog Laughed as well as the still-running musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Tickets will be available by calling (212) 246-4422. Second Stage is located 307 West 43rd Street (just off Eighth Ave.). For more information, visit www.SecondStageTheatre.com.